Rerouting nerves during amputation reduces phantom limb pain before it starts

07.01.2019

Photo: Two doctors and a female amputee talking to each other; Copyright: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. J. Byers Bowen (left) and Dr. Ian Valerio follow up with a leg amputee who had targeted muscle reinnervation surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Those who received the procedure at the time of amputation reported significantly less pain caused by severed nerves.