Systemic Complications of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  title={Systemic Complications of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome},
  author={Robert Jay Schwartzman},
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a neuropathic pain disorder that is characterized by: (1) severe pain beyond the area of injury; (2) autonomic dysregulation; (3) neuropathic edema; (4) a movement disorder, atrophy and dystrophy. It is most often caused by a fracture, soft-tissue injury or surgical procedure and is divided into Type I, in which no nerve lesion is identified (classic reflex sympathetic dystrophy), and Type II where a specific nerve has been damaged (causalgia). In… CONTINUE READING


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