“Virtual Reality Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain”
Patients with limb amputations experience the sensation of the missing extremity, which is sometimes coupled with a persistent and debilitating pain in the missing limb, a condition known as phantom limb pain (PLP). This study will test the use of virtual reality (VR) training as a possible treatment of PLP.
Device - Distractor and Lower limb VR
In the first phase (A), subjects will receive the Distraction VR treatment during 5, 6, or 7 one-hour-long sessions occurring twice weekly. After the A phase, the remaining sessions (B phase) will consist of Lower-Limb VR treatment. This number includes a mean of 6 (range 5-7) phase A sessions and mean of 11 (range 10-12) phase B sessions.
Virtual Reality Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain