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2019 Aug 11




Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of the Right Hand following an Acute Traumatic Injury.


Patel P, Thadeshwar S, Maru M, Desai R, Fahey J
Cureus. 2019 Aug 11; 11(8):e5363.
PMID: 31608198.


Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a chronic neuropathic pain disorder with significant autonomic features. Recently, it has been recognized that CRPS is not simply a sympathetically mediated peripheral pain condition but rather a disease of the central nervous system as well. Herein, we present a case of a patient who presented with complaints of severe pain following a traumatic event, severing his extensor tendon of his right fifth finger.