[Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS I). Pathophysiology, diagnostics, and therapy].

@article{Koeck2003ComplexRP,
  title={[Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS I). Pathophysiology, diagnostics, and therapy].},
  author={Franz Xaver Koeck and Nicola Borisch and Benedikt Koester and J. Grifka},
  journal={Der Orthopade},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={
          418-31
        }
}
Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS type I)--formerly termed Sudeck's atrophy or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)--causes chronic, poorly controllable pain, autonomic, sensorimotor disorders,and serious trophic alterations in the later stages. It develops in the distal extremities mostly after minimal trauma or surgical intervention and rarely spontaneously. The severity of symptoms is disproportionate to the causative event. The latest scientific findings show that the previously… CONTINUE READING

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