Reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the hands: clinical and scintigraphic criteria.

@article{Holder1984ReflexSD,
  title={Reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the hands: clinical and scintigraphic criteria.},
  author={Lawrence E. Holder and Susan E. Mackinnon},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={152 2},
  pages={517-22}
}
In an attempt to establish specific scintigraphic criteria for the reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) as defined by a group of specialized hand surgeons, 145 consecutive patients, 23 of whom had clinical RSD, underwent three phase radionuclide bone scanning (TPBS). Specific patterns for positive radionuclide angiogram, blood pool, and delayed images were established. The delayed images were sensitive (96%), specific (97%), and had a valuable negative predictive value (99%). We… CONTINUE READING