Reconstructive Surgery May Alleviate Pain from Amputated Limbs

Major nerves are severed during limb amputations. This can often lead to areas of localized pain and/or phantom limb pain.

Phantom limb pain is when a patient perceives the amputated limb as still being present and painful.

There are reconstructive procedures that can sometimes be performed to address limb pain, either at the time of amputation or afterward, including:

When these procedures are performed, our expert plastic and reconstructive surgeons coordinate care with other specialists including pain management doctors, physical therapists and prosthetists.

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