Phantom limb

Neuros Medical Announces Completion of Enrollment in the QUEST Pivotal Clinical Study for Chronic Post-Amputation Pain

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:15pm

QUEST is designed to assess the safety & effectiveness of the Company's AltiusHigh-Frequency Nerve Block system to treat intractable post-amputation pain.

Key Points: 
  • QUEST is designed to assess the safety & effectiveness of the Company's AltiusHigh-Frequency Nerve Block system to treat intractable post-amputation pain.
  • Post-amputation pain is a significant unmet medical need, as existing treatment options are limited, and consist primarily of opioids and gabapentinoids.
  • Neuros Medical, a neuromodulation company, has developed the Altius system for the treatment of chronic post-amputation pain (phantom limb pain and residual limb pain).
  • Post-amputation pain includes both phantom limb and residual limb (or "stump") pain, and impacts nearly one million Americans.

Neuros Medical Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its Novel Altius® High Frequency Nerve Block System

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 1:06pm

Chronic post-amputation pain is a significant unmet medical need, as existing treatment options are limited, and consist primarily of opioids and gabapentinoids.

Key Points: 
  • Chronic post-amputation pain is a significant unmet medical need, as existing treatment options are limited, and consist primarily of opioids and gabapentinoids.
  • Neuros anticipates completion of enrollment in its pivotal QUEST (High-FreQUEncy Nerve Block for PoST-Amputation Pain) study by the Fall of 2021.
  • QUEST is designed to assess the safety & effectiveness of the Company's AltiusHigh-Frequency Nerve Block system to treat intractable chronic post-amputation pain.
  • Neuros Medical, a neuromodulation company, has developed the Altius system for the treatment of chronic post-amputation pain (Phantom Limb Pain and Residual Limb Pain).

Department of Defense awards tech firm Coapt $2.3M to develop virtual reality-based therapy to ease phantom limb pain

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2:00pm

"Phantom limb pain is a serious and persistent challenge for many upper- and lower-limb amputees, and new, technology-based therapies have incredible promise," said Blair Lock, co-founder, and CEO of Coapt.

Key Points: 
  • "Phantom limb pain is a serious and persistent challenge for many upper- and lower-limb amputees, and new, technology-based therapies have incredible promise," said Blair Lock, co-founder, and CEO of Coapt.
  • Preliminary work has shown that VR-based, actuated therapy can manage pain more effectively and have lasting effects.
  • Coapt has found that this VR-based rehabilitation improves upper-limb prosthesis control and has preliminary evidence that it is an effective treatment for phantom limb pain.
  • Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Defense.

Checkpoint Surgical Devices Are Key Component In New Surgical Procedure Providing Relief For Amputees Suffering With Limb Pain

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:43pm

Recently, a surgical procedure known as Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) provides amputees with new hope for relief from pain.

Key Points: 
  • Recently, a surgical procedure known as Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) provides amputees with new hope for relief from pain.
  • "Our nervous system is like an electric grid, and severed nerves are like live wires that cause pain," Dr. Dumanian said.
  • The study found TMR resulted in a significantly greater reduction in phantom limb pain and a trend toward improved residual limb pain compared to standard treatment.
  • Targeted muscle reinnervation treats neuroma and phantom pain in major limb amputees: a randomized clinical trial.