Patterns of cortical reorganization in complex regional pain syndrome

  title={Patterns of cortical reorganization in complex regional pain syndrome},
  author={Christian Maih{\"o}fner and Hermann O. Handwerker and Bernhard Neundörfer and Frank Birklein},
  pages={1707 - 1715}
Objective: To use magnetoencephalography to assess possible cortical reorganization in the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) of patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Background: Patterns of pain and sensory symptoms in CRPS may indicate plastic changes of the CNS. Methods: Magnetic source imaging was used to explore changes in the cortical representation of digits (D) 1 and 5 in relation to the lower lip on the unaffected and affected CRPS side in 12 patients. Results: The… 

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