Self-delivered home-based mirror therapy for lower limb phantom pain.

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA.
American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists (Impact Factor: 1.56). 02/2009; 88(1):78-81. DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e318191105b
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ABSTRACT Home-based patient-delivered mirror therapy is a promising approach in the treatment of phantom limb pain. Previous studies and case reports of mirror therapy have used a therapist-guided, structured protocol of exercises. No case report has described treatment for either upper or lower limb phantom pain by using home-based patient-delivered mirror therapy. The success of this case demonstrates that home-based patient-delivered mirror therapy may be an efficacious, low-cost treatment option that would eliminate many traditional barriers to care.

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