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'Mirror therapy' aids US amputees


US soldiers who have lost limbs in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are benefiting from an unusual treatment to deal with 'phantom limb' pain.

Dr Jack Tsao of the Walter Reed Hospital is using "mirror therapy" to alleviate the pain patients experience even after their limbs are gone.

Laura Trevelyan reports.


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