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Nerve Injuries

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Which of the following is TRUE regarding a phantom limb (AIIMS May 2009)



A Occurs in leprosy

B Follows amputation

C Follows a psychiatric illness

D After filariasis

Ans. B

Follows amputation

a. Phantom limb' is the term used to describe the feeling that the amputated limb is still present, the patient should be warned of the possibility; eventually the feeling recedes or disappears.

b. The sensation is most prominent in the period immediately following amputation, and gradually diminishes with time

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