Document Type

Essay

Publication Date

4-17-2017

Abstract

Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a burning, stabbing, shooting, aching, and/or throbbing pain that an amputee feels in his or her amputated limb. According to recent statistics, PLP affects 50-80% of amputees—over one million amputees in the United States alone. With this condition being so widespread and detrimental to patients’ day to day life it is important to understand its mechanisms. However, there is a great deal of debate as to whether PLP is neurological or psychological.

Comments

Senior Seminar BI-399: Mentors, Dr. Kirk Bartholomew and Dr. Nicole Roy.

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