Electroacupuncture in the treatment of post-traumatic sympathetic dystrophy (Sudeck's atrophy).

Abstract

Twenty patients with established post-traumatic sympathetic dystrophy were treated with electroacupuncture after physical therapy with or without oral medication had failed to produce satisfactory relief of symptoms. Of these patients 14 (70%) experienced marked and permanent improvement. No complications were encountered. The possible mechanisms involved are discussed.

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@article{Chan1981ElectroacupunctureIT, title={Electroacupuncture in the treatment of post-traumatic sympathetic dystrophy (Sudeck's atrophy).}, author={C S Chan and Shew Ping Chow}, journal={British journal of anaesthesia}, year={1981}, volume={53 8}, pages={899-902} }