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Comparison of perineural and epidural catheters on the development of phantom limb pain after lower limb amputation
Project IdSGS13/LF/2022
Main solverMUDr. Karolína LEČBYCHOVÁ
Period1/2022 - 12/2022
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
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AnotationLower limb amputations are one of the most painful surgical procedures, and according to the latest data, adequate management focused on multimodal analgesia is crucial. Globally, the current data show a high incidence of persistent phantom limb pain (PLP) reaching 80% but also residual limb pain and long-term stump pain in around 45-75%. The development of phantom pain after limb amputation continues to be a problem, especially from the already mentioned high incidence, but it also has a negative impact on the quality of life of patients. It also represents an economic burden not only for society but also for the healthcare system. Current evidence suggests that early and adequately prolonged postoperative analgesia, especially in patients suffering from ischemic pain in the preoperative period, may potentially reduce the incidence and intensity of acute postoperative and the development of chronic pain.