Reconnecting muscle pairs during surgery following amputation provides patients more sensory feedback from the limb, researchers report.
Three days of training with brain-computer interface technology reduced phantom limb pain. Patients reported a 30% reduction in pain after one session, and the effect lasted up to five days after training was complete.
A new study reveals functional changes occur among sensitive and motor brain regions following amputation. The findings shed new light on why some people feel phantom limb sensations following the loss of a limb.
A new MRI study reveals the brain retains neural 'fingerprints' of a missing hand, decades after amputation and regardless of whether the person experiences phantom limb sensations.
Researchers report using primary targeted muscle reinnervation during amputation helps to reduce, and in some cases, prevent phantom limb and stump pain in patients.
A new study reports amputees often feel as though their prosthetic limb is part of their body.
Researchers have developed a new electronic skin that can allow amputees to perceive touch sensations via their prosthesis. The technology, dubbed e-dermis, can recreate the sense of touch and pain by sensing stimuli and relaying impulses back to peripheral nerves.
Following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a procedure that reroutes residual limb nerves to intact muscles and skin in amputees, the brain remaps both motor and sensory pathways. Additionally, researchers note, TMSR may help counteract poorly adapted cortical plasticity following amputation.
Researchers have discovered specific neurochemical changes in brain regions associated with brain remapping following amputation. Also, these changes may persist once the limb is reattached.
Researchers have developed a new method that utilizes both machine learning and augmented reality to help treat those with chronic phantom limb pain following amputation.
A new study reports researchers have successfully used brain stimulation to provide touch feedback and direct movement. The findings could benefit those with spinal cord injury to regain movement.