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Dissociation of phantom limb phenomena from stump tactile spatial acuity and sensory thresholds
(Oxford University Press, 2005)
Most amputees experience phantom limb sensations and/or phantom limb pain as well as residual limb (stump) pain that are resistant to treatment. Phantom phenomena are not homogeneous; each patient presents with a unique ...
Stability of phantom limb phenomena after upper limb amputation: A longitudinal study
Amputees may experience stump pain (SP), phantom limb (PL) sensations, pain, and/or a general awareness of the missing limb. The mechanisms underlying these perceptions could involve nervous system neuroplasticity and be ...
Pain ‘memories’ in phantom limbs: review and clinical observations
This paper reviews reports of phantom limb sensations which resemble somatosensory events experienced in the limb before amputation. It also presents descriptions of this phenomenon in 68 amputees who took part in a series ...
Contribution of central neuroplasticity to pathological pain: review of clinical and experimental evidence
Peripheral tissue damage or nerve injury often leads to pathological pain processes, such as spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia, that persist for years or decades after all possible tissue healing has occurred. ...