Complex regional pain syndrome - Prevention
CRPS; RSDS; Causalgia - RSD; Shoulder-hand syndrome; Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome; Sudeck's atrophy
There is no known prevention at this time. Early treatment is the key to slowing the progression of the disease.
- Reviewed last on: 3/9/2010
- Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Complex regional pain syndrome fact sheet. Updated December 21, 2009. Accessed January 19, 2010.
Saxton DL, Lindenfeld TN. Complications. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2009:chap 7.
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