Inflammatory mediators are altered in the acute phase of posttraumatic complex regional pain syndrome.


OBJECTIVES Complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) is a disorder that can affect an extremity after minor trauma or surgery. The pathogenesis of this syndrome is unclear. It has clinical signs of severe local inflammation as a result of an exaggerated inflammatory response, but neurogenic dysregulation also may contribute to it. METHODS For further… (More)