What is Post-Amputation Pain?
Post-amputation pain is a poorly understood, yet common, condition that causes significant
disability and can be difficult to treat. Amputation pain occurs in approximately 60 to 70% of
patients, often arising weeks or months after a limb has been removed due to accident, injury, or
disease. (1-2) Pain following an amputation may develop as either residual limb pain, phantom
limb pain, or phantom limb sensation. (3)
• Residual limb pain – pain or discomfort experienced in or at the stump of the amputated limb
• Phantom limb pain – pain or discomfort felt to be coming from […]
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Donated Prosthetic Limbs Get a Second Life
Repurposed Artificial Limbs Can Be Reused Overseas, Not US
By LIZ NEPORENT | March 12, 2014
Peter Rosenberger’s garage was piled high with body parts for six years. Stacks of legs littered the floor, arms were draped across desks and boxes of hands sat on a shelf.
“It was a freak show,” Rosenberger recalled. “A freak show with a purpose.”
Rosenberger, along with his wife, Gracie, has run Standing With Hope since 2002. The nonprofit organization gives prosthetic limbs a second life after a first owner has outgrown them or died.
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