Successful use pulsed radiofrequency spinal ganglions in patient with chronic stump pain. Case report

Pavel G. Genov, O. V Smirnova, V. H Timerbaev
2016 Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management  
About 50-85% of patients suffer from stump and phantom pain after amputations. These chronic pain conditions are often debilitating and result in disability, sleep and psychosocial disorders, impairment of day-work and the substantial decline in the quality of life. In some patients pharmaceutical therapy may fail to bring satisfactory pain relief or follows severe adverse events. Operations such as rhizotomy, cordotomy and stump revision are often unsuccessful in treating post-amputation
more » ... c pain. The solitary case reports about the using of minimally invasive technique of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) for treatment of chronic stump and phantom pain have been published only. Our current clinical observation is about successful using of the PRF spinal ganglions in patient with chronic pharmaceutical-resistant post-amputation stump pain.
doi:10.18821/1993-6508-2016-10-1-60-64 fatcat:yas6bjk6jjfqrlherzgu67bizu