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Definition of Phantom limb syndrome

Phantom limb syndrome: The perception of sensations, often including pain, in an arm or leg long after the limb has been amputated. Phantom limb syndrome is relatively common in amputees, especially in the early months and years after limb loss.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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