November 9, 2018

Dr. Erika Petersen live on KLRT

Erika PetersenDr. Erika Petersen was live on KLRT  to talk about a new study that can help reduce pain from leg amputation. The types of pain the study focuses on are chronic pain that makes it hard to wear a prosthesis and phantom pain, which occurs when a missing part of their body hurts even though it is no longer there. Dr. Petersen presented a demo of a pacemaker for pain that is connected directly to the nerve, which essentially blocks the pain.

(Update 7/22/19: the video link is no longer live on the KLRT website).