Limb Restoration Rehabilitation
Neuroplasticity (includes neuroscience)
Phantom pain and sensation affect many patients after limb loss, sometimes with significant impact on their QoL. Multiple factors underlie the variability in clinical presentation, impact on prosthesis use, and activity limitation.
Mechanisms proposed to explain phantom pain are similarly myriad, ranging from psychogenic to neurogenic theories. Current management paradigms approach phantom pain as a type of neuropathic pain and include both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic modalities.
A scoping review of evidence on phantom pain: a) epidemiology and functional impact , b) clinical presentations and associated factors, c) mechanisms and d) pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management is the focus of this symposium.