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What is the rate of incidence for phantom limb pain?

The incidence of phantom limb pain after surgery has been reported to be around 80 percent. Most people, however, find that their pain goes away over time, and it is less common for people to experience enduring phantom limb pain. Phantom limb sensation, which is a painless feeling that the limb is still present, is more common than phantom limb pain.

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