Neuromas are a difficult-to-treat peripheral nerve pathology that can cause crippling pain. Optimal treatment is widely debated as pharmacological intervention frequently is not sufficient and surgical interventions are plagued with recurrence. The majority of amputees report severe and chronic stump pain. Avoiding complex surgery at the stump site would prevent infection or wound dehiscence. Recent advances in neuromodulation with external pulse emitters allow for pain relief with localized nerve stimulation. The authors describe the novel placement of a sciatic nerve stimulator in a 77-year-old man for painful stump neuromas of the common peroneal and tibial nerves.
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