Reflex sympathetic dystrophy. An exaggerated regional inflammatory response?

@article{Laan1997ReflexSD,
  title={Reflex sympathetic dystrophy. An exaggerated regional inflammatory response?},
  author={Lijckle van der Laan and Rocco Goris},
  journal={Hand clinics},
  year={1997},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={373-85}
}
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a syndrome affecting an extremity after a minor trauma or operation. Currently, there is no consensus about the pathogenesis of RSD. The authors performed various clinical and experimental investigations, including studies of the effects of anti-inflammatory treatment, that support the hypothesis that RSD is the result of an exaggerated inflammatory response to injury or surgery.