Image: Above knee amputee with an external pulse generator in the groin (Left): Hip joint with a permanent peripheral nerve stimulator (PNS) and a femoral vascular stent

Description: 58 year-old, male, presented a year after an above knee amputation for peripheral vascular disease with constant stump pain. Following a diagnostic femoral nerve block which provided him >70% relief of pain, a permanent femoral PNS was implanted with a >50% relief of stump pain and reduction in opioid use.

Author: Arun Kalava MD, FASA, EDRA

Affiliation: University of Central Florida College of Medicine


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December 13, 2021