Surgery on the affected upper extremity of patients with a history of complex regional pain syndrome: a retrospective study of 100 patients.

@article{Reuben2000SurgeryOT,
  title={Surgery on the affected upper extremity of patients with a history of complex regional pain syndrome: a retrospective study of 100 patients.},
  author={Scott S. Reuben and Erik A Rosenthal and Robert B Steinberg},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={1147-51}
}
Surgery on the extremity affected with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is generally avoided because of the risk that the symptoms will recur or worsen. Perioperative sympathectomy or stellate ganglion block has previously been recommended for CRPS patients requiring surgery of the affected upper extremity. We evaluated 100 patients with a history of upper extremity CRPS undergoing surgery on the affected extremity. All signs and symptoms of CRPS had resolved before surgery. After… CONTINUE READING

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