Treatment of posttraumatic reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) with intravenous blocks of a mixture of corticosteroid and lidocaine: a retrospective review of 17 consecutive cases.

@article{Tountas1991TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of posttraumatic reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) with intravenous blocks of a mixture of corticosteroid and lidocaine: a retrospective review of 17 consecutive cases.},
  author={A A Tountas and Atsushi Noguchi},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1991},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={412-9}
}
Seventeen consecutive patients with posttraumatic reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) were treated with one or more regional i.v. blocks of methylprednisolone sodium succinate and lidocaine HCL after physical therapy and oral medications had failed to produce satisfactory relief of their symptoms. In 12 of these patients the upper extremity was affected, and in five, it was the lower extremity. A fracture of the distal radius was the most frequent predisposing event. The average delay… CONTINUE READING

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