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Pain in traumatic upper limb amputees in Sierra Leone.

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dc.contributor Medecins Sans Frontieres, 8, Rue St Sabin, Paris XI, France.
dc.creator Lacoux, P
dc.creator Crombie, I K
dc.creator Macrae, W A
dc.date 2002-09
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T07:09:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T07:09:50Z
dc.identifier Pain in traumatic upper limb amputees in Sierra Leone. 2002, 99 (1-2):309-12 Pain
dc.identifier 0304-3959
dc.identifier 12237209
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18296
dc.identifier http://fieldresearch.msf.org/msf/handle/10144/18296
dc.identifier Pain
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10144/18296
dc.description Data on 40 upper limb amputees (11 bilateral) with regard to stump pain, phantom sensation and phantom pain is presented. All the patients lost their limbs as a result of violent injuries intended to terrorise the population and were assessed 10-48 months after the injury. All amputees reported stump pain in the month prior to interview and ten of the 11 bilateral amputees had bilateral pain. Phantom sensation was common (92.5%), but phantom pain was only present in 32.5% of amputees. Problems in translation and explanation may have influenced the low incidence of phantom pain and high incidence of stump pain. In the bilateral amputees phantom sensation, phantom pain and telescoping all showed bilateral concordance, whereas stump pain and neuromas did not show concordance. About half the subjects (56%) had lost their limb at the time of injury (primary) while the remainder had an injury, then a subsequent amputation in hospital (secondary). There was no association between the incidence of phantom pain and amputation irrespective of being primary or secondary.
dc.language en
dc.rights Archived with thanks to Pain
dc.title Pain in traumatic upper limb amputees in Sierra Leone.

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