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Current selection algorithm for nerve surgical treatment of patients with neuropathic pain due to a focal trauma to a nerve.

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posted on 2018-09-12, 17:48 authored by Martijn J. A. Malessy, Ralph de Boer, Ildefonso Muñoz Romero, Job L. A. Eekhof, Erik. W. van Zwet, Michel Kliot, Albert Dahan, Willem Pondaag

The decision whether to operate or not is based on one “open” nerve block. Adequate temporary pain relief following the block is considered mandatory before surgery is undertaken. The nerve is then cut proximal to the painful area to obtain permanent pain reduction.