Amputees experiencing Phantom Limb Pain – The Farabloc Stump Sock
Two systematic reviews found evidence to support Farabloc as an effective treatment for management of PLP (Halbert et al., 2002; Stanndard,Kalso,&Ballantyne,2010).
- The 2002 review on the optimal management of acute and chronic PLP, documented that Farabloc research was only one of three studies to score the maximumof five points for a quality assessment. For late PLP (greater than 2‐week post operatively), this review agreed that there is evidence suggesting that Farabloc is an effective treatment.
(The Clinical Journal of Pain, 18:84–92 © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc., Philadelphia. ”Evidence for the Optimal Management of Acute and Chronic Phantom Pain: A Systematic Review”(Halbert et al.2002 PMID: 1188277).
- The findings were affirmed in the second review, listing Farabloc as an intervention supported by evidence for the management of PLP (Stannard et al., 2010).
(Nikolajsen, L. (2010) Phantom Limb Pain, in Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Management (eds C. F. Stannard, E. Kalso and J. Ballantyne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK.