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Freezing Technique May Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain for Amputees

Posted 8 Apr 2016 by

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 – A freezing technique may reduce the debilitating phantom limb pain that many amputees experience, according to a new, small study. Chronic pain that emanates from the site of a severed limb can be reduced in some cases when the remaining nerve and scar tissue is frozen in place, researchers said. The minimally invasive technique, known as cryoablation therapy, may offer ...

Amputee 'Feels' With Bionic Fingertip

Posted 9 Mar 2016 by

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 – A bionic fingertip enabled an amputee to feel different textures, researchers report. The fingertip was linked to electrodes surgically implanted into nerves in Dennis Aabo Sorensen's upper arm. Sorenson was able to feel smoothness and roughness with the fingertip, the researchers said. A machine controlled the movement of the fingertip over pieces of plastic with ...

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