Efficacy of Acupuncture in Patients With Lower Extremity Amputation With Neuroma

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    Gaziler Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital
Updated on 2 February 2023


Neuroma often occurs after major nerve damage or transection and can be diagnosed with pain at the tip of the stump, positive tinel, imaging (USG/MR). Various treatment methods are used for neuropathic pain, including pharmacological agents, intralesional steroid and local anesthetic injection, alcohol, phenol, radiofrequency or cryotherapy, ablation and surgical applications. Exercise (ROM and relaxation), TENS, biofeedback, hypnosis, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mirror therapy can be used in the treatment of neuropathic pain in amputees. In this study, the investigators aimed to examine the effectiveness of acupuncture on pain, neuroma size and functional status in individuals with lower extremity amputation with neuroma.


The study was designed as a prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Thirty six people who met the inclusion criteria will randomized into two groups of 18 people. The first group will be designated as acupuncture therapy group and patients in the second group will be designated as the control group. Patients will be evaluated with visuel analog scale (10cm-VAS), LANSS (Self-Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Sign) scale, Locomotor Capacity Index, 2-minute walking test, USG measurement. The patients will be evaluated at the beginning of the treatment (0.month), the end of the treatment (1st month), and the 4th month.

Condition Neuroma Amputation
Treatment Only TENS, Acupuncture+TENS
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05244369
SponsorGaziler Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital
Last Modified on2 February 2023

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