Signs and symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy: prospective study of 829 patients

@article{Veldman1993SignsAS,
  title={Signs and symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy: prospective study of 829 patients},
  author={P H Veldman and H. M Reynen and Ivo E. Arntz and R. Jan A. Goris},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={342},
  pages={1012-1016}
}

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