Continued Sciatic Blockade for Phantom Limb Pain
Levent Sahin 1 * , Mehrican Sahin 2, Rauf Gul 1, Eray Mandollu 1
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1 Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Gaziantep, Turkey
2 Obstetric and Gynecology Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Gaziantep, Turkey
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Abstract

Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is an excruciating type of pain that gives a sensation of the continued presence of an amputated limb. Physicians have used many methods and drugs to treat PLP. We present a case of continued sciatic nerve block performed for PLP that developed after a traumatic amputation. We conclude that infusing a local anesthetic via a perineural sciatic catheter effectively treated PLP and stump pain after traumatic leg amputation.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82478

EUR J GEN MED, 2012 - Volume 9 Issue 2, pp. 135-137

Publication date: 10 Apr 2012

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