Phantom Limb News and Research

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Phantom Limb is the sensation of pain or other unpleasant feelings in the place of a missing (phantom) limb.
Researchers identify origin of chronic pain in humans

Researchers identify origin of chronic pain in humans

New study explains why some patients report phantom sensations after limb amputation

New study explains why some patients report phantom sensations after limb amputation

Brain stores detailed information of missing hand decades after amputation, finds study

Brain stores detailed information of missing hand decades after amputation, finds study

UC San Diego Health offers new DRG stimulation device for phantom limb pain

UC San Diego Health offers new DRG stimulation device for phantom limb pain

Physician-scientists treat first patient in the U.S. with focused ultrasound for neuropathic leg pain

Physician-scientists treat first patient in the U.S. with focused ultrasound for neuropathic leg pain

Nerve-on-a-chip platform could help improve neuroprosthetic designs

Nerve-on-a-chip platform could help improve neuroprosthetic designs

Chalmers University professor develops new theory for origin of 'phantom limb pain'

Chalmers University professor develops new theory for origin of 'phantom limb pain'

Scientists trick the brain to embody the prosthetic limb

Scientists trick the brain to embody the prosthetic limb

Researchers create electronic skin that brings back real sense of touch to prosthetic limbs

Researchers create electronic skin that brings back real sense of touch to prosthetic limbs

Pitt researchers win NIH BRAIN award to enhance sensory feedback of prosthetic devices

Pitt researchers win NIH BRAIN award to enhance sensory feedback of prosthetic devices

EPFL scientists show how TMSR affects upper-limb maps in the brains of patients with amputations

EPFL scientists show how TMSR affects upper-limb maps in the brains of patients with amputations

Tricks and illusions help unveil how the brain processes multiple sensory inputs

Tricks and illusions help unveil how the brain processes multiple sensory inputs

Virtual reality may help relieve phantom limb pain

Virtual reality may help relieve phantom limb pain

Brain-machine interface training may be promising approach for treating phantom limb pain

Brain-machine interface training may be promising approach for treating phantom limb pain

Researchers identify underlying cause and potential treatment for phantom limb pain in amputees

Researchers identify underlying cause and potential treatment for phantom limb pain in amputees

Brain-stimulation method provides significant reductions in phantom limb pain

Brain-stimulation method provides significant reductions in phantom limb pain

Study examines use of cryoablation to reduce phantom limb pain

Study examines use of cryoablation to reduce phantom limb pain

Research may lead to improved treatment option for phantom limb pain

Research may lead to improved treatment option for phantom limb pain

Northwestern Medicine researchers evaluate unique surgical method to treat chronic amputee pain

Northwestern Medicine researchers evaluate unique surgical method to treat chronic amputee pain

Bilateral shoulder-level amputee controls APL's Modular Prosthetic Limbs

Bilateral shoulder-level amputee controls APL's Modular Prosthetic Limbs