Spasms of amputation stumps: A report of 2 cases

Authors

  • M. H. Marion,

    1. Hôopital Bicetre, Department de Neurologie, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
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  • R. F. Gledhill,

    1. Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pretoria and Kalafong Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Dr. P. D. Thompson

    Corresponding author
    1. University Department of Clinical Neurology, The National Hospital, Queen Square, London, England
    • University Department of Clinical Neurology, The National Hospital, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, U.K.
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Abstract

The occurrence of involuntary movements of stumps follwing amputation is described in two patients. Although recognised for over 100 years, this phenomenon has received little attention in the modern literature. The condition appears to represent a variant within the spectrum of movement disorders induced by injury to the peripheral nervous system.

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