Sympathetic maintained pain (causalgia) associated with a demonstrable peripheral-nerve lesion. Operative treatment.

@article{Jupiter1994SympatheticMP,
  title={Sympathetic maintained pain (causalgia) associated with a demonstrable peripheral-nerve lesion. Operative treatment.},
  author={Jesse B. Jupiter and John Gray Seiler and Richard J. Zienowicz},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1994},
  volume={76 9},
  pages={1376-84}
}
Nine patients who had sympathetic maintained pain (causalgia) and a total of ten identifiable lesions involving peripheral nerves were managed with a continuous sympathetic block; repair, reconstruction, or lysis of the involved nerve, or a combination of these procedures; and rotation of a muscle flap over the nerve in an attempt to enhance the blood supply in the area and to reduce scarring in the region surrounding the nerve. The lesions were located in the median nerve at the wrist in five… CONTINUE READING