Raaja-amputaatiot neuropaattisen kivun hoidossa--hulluutta vai näyttöön perustuvaa lääketiedettä?

Translated title of the contribution: Limb amputations in the treatment of neuropathic pain--insanity or evidence-based medicine?

Miikka Korja*, Maija Haanpää, Juha Pohjola, Juha Hernesniemi

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    Abstract

    Neuropathic pain is a diagnostically and therapeutically challenging problem. Its most typical manifestation is persistent burning pain that may be aggravated by surgical procedures, even by minor ones. Therefore the presumed pros and cons of surgical therapy of a patient suffering from neuropathic pain should be weighed with exceptional care in order to avoid unnecessary operations that could worsen the pain problem. We describe three patient cases, in which treating of difficult limb pain has been attempted by amputation.

    Original languageFinnish
    Pages (from-to)1172-1174
    Number of pages3
    JournalDuodecim; lääketieteellinen aikakauskirja
    Volume126
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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