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Patients with a suspected DVT should be offered a proximal leg vein ultrasound scan

The causes and treatments of phantom limb pain

Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a form of neuropathic pain. It was first documented in 1551 and later formally named PLP in 1871 by Silas Weir Mitchell who described the condition as ‘ghostly replicas of lost limbs, some of which are painful’ (Watt, 2001).

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