Baclofen in the treatment of post-amputation autonomous stump movements.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Baclofen at 20-40 mg/day was used to successfully treat two post-amputation patients who developed continuous complex involuntary movements of the proximal extremity. These autonomous movements were otherwise recalcitrant to therapy and were felt to arise from neural generators intrinsic to the spinal cord. Baclofen is known to be useful for spasticity of spinal etiology and now appears to be indicated for treatment of involuntary autonomous movements in post-amputation patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Iacono, RP; Linford, J; Tourian, A; Sandyk, R

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 144

PubMed ID

  • 3569367

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-3022

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000116326


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland