Therapeutic modalities influencing neuropathic pain in hand surgery patients

Oberfeld, Elisabeth; Ammann, Bernadette; Vögelin, Esther (2014). Therapeutic modalities influencing neuropathic pain in hand surgery patients. Therapeutische Umschau, 71(7), pp. 423-429. Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000533

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The treatment of neuropathic pain challenges not only doctors but also hand therapists, since a majority of patients don't experience a significant pain relief despite systemic pain treatment. Early diagnosis of neuropathic pain and a therapeutic concept is crucial to meet the individual needs of the patient. The complexity of a pain syndrome calls for a multidisciplinary approach using patient education, pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, such as graded motor imagery or somatosensory rehabilitation, behavioral therapy and physical measures. The evidence of the above mentioned therapies with regards to neuropathic pain is not yet completely established. Possible reasons are the lack of complete understanding of the pain causing mechanisms and the fact of treating the symptoms rather than the cause.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Hand Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Vögelin, Esther

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Jörg Arnoldi

Date Deposited:

26 Nov 2014 15:04

Last Modified:

06 Nov 2015 10:42

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000533

PubMed ID:

24972523

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.60580

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60580

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