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2023 Nov 10

Eur J Pain


Early versus persistent Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Is there a difference in patient reported outcomes following rehabilitation?


Lewis JS, Wallace CS, White P, Mottram L, Ockenden G, Rehm K, Walker K


Expert consensus asserts that early treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) leads to better outcomes. Yet no evidence supports this assumption regarding the recognized gold standard of multidisciplinary functional rehabilitation. To address this, we aimed to establish if there is a difference in outcomes between early CRPS (<1 year symptom duration) and persistent CRPS (= >1 year symptom duration) following rehabilitation and whether any gains are maintained at three months.