Successful Treatment of Intractable Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of the Knee With Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation: A Case Report

  title={Successful Treatment of Intractable Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of the Knee With Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation: A Case Report},
  author={Catelijne M. Bussel and Dirk L. Stronks and Frank J. P. M. Huygen},
  journal={Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface},
To report on the efficacy of dorsal root ganglion stimulation in a patient with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type I of the knee. 
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