Is Leg Pain Holding You Back?
Volunteers with a lower extremity amputation are needed for participation in a clinical research study.
Doctors and other medical professionals are currently exploring whether small electrical pulses applied to specific areas of the residual limb can reduce phantom limb and residual limb pain. Electrical stimulation is currently used in many medical devices such as pacemakers, where small pulses of electricity are sent to different parts of the body to improve function. The device being researched in this study requires no surgery or hospitalization.
About the Amputee Study
This study is being conducted to determine whether mild electrical stimulation can provide pain relief in people with residual limb or phantom limb pain. you many be eligible to participate in this study if:
- You are 21 years of age or older, and
- You have had a lower extremity amputation
- You are experiencing residual limb and/or phantom limb pain
Participation in this study will last about 13-16 months and will require about 11 visits to the study doctor. There will be no additional costs to you for participating in this research study. . You may be compensated for your time.
Dr. David DiBenedetto.
85 1st Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
To speak with a representative or for more information about the SNAP Study (Stimulation for Neuropathic Post-Amputation Pain):
Call 1-617-875-0962 of visit www.AmputeePainStudy.com