Despite clinical similarities there are significant differences between acute limb trauma and complex regional pain syndrome I (CRPS I)

@article{Birklein2001DespiteCS,
  title={Despite clinical similarities there are significant differences between acute limb trauma and complex regional pain syndrome I (CRPS I)},
  author={F. Birklein and W. K{\"u}nzel and N. Sieweke},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2001},
  volume={93},
  pages={165-171}
}
  • F. Birklein, W. Künzel, N. Sieweke
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Pain
  • &NA; In order to analyze the pathophysiology behind the clinical similarity acutely after limb trauma and in acute stages of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), 20 patients with external fixation after distal radius fracture (3.5 days after surgery) without signs of CRPS and 24 patients suffering from acute CRPS I (without nerve lesion; duration, 5 weeks) were investigated. Hyperalgesia to heat was tested by a feedback‐controlled thermode, and to mechanical stimuli by an impact stimulator… CONTINUE READING
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