Pain and reduced mobility in complex regional pain syndrome I: outcome of a prospective randomised controlled clinical trial of adjuvant physical therapy versus occupational therapy

@article{Oerlemans1999PainAR,
  title={Pain and reduced mobility in complex regional pain syndrome I: outcome of a prospective randomised controlled clinical trial of adjuvant physical therapy versus occupational therapy},
  author={H Margreet Oerlemans and Rob A. B. Oostendorp and Theo de Boo and Rocco Goris},
  journal={PAIN},
  year={1999},
  volume={83},
  pages={77-83}
}
There are no adequate comparative studies on physical therapy (PT) versus occupational therapy (OT) in patients with complex regional pain syndrome I (CRPS I). Therefore, we conducted a prospective randomised clinical trial to assess their effectiveness. The outcomes regarding reducing pain and normalising active range of motion (AROM) are discussed. Included in the study were 135 patients who had been suffering from CRPS I of one upper extremity for less than one year. They were randomly… CONTINUE READING

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