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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 300-307

Complex regional pain syndrome: A review


1 Departments of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Babita Ghai
Departments of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a challenging neuropathic pain state, quite difficult to comprehend and treat. Its pathophysiological mechanisms are unclear and its treatment is difficult. Multiple factors play a role in the generation and maintenance of CRPS. A close interdisciplinary collaboration amongst the psychologist, physical and occupational therapists, neurologist and pain medicine consultants is necessary to achieve optimal treatment effects. The primary goals of managing patients with this syndrome are to: 1) perform a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, 2) be prompt and aggressive in treatment interventions, 3) assess and reassess the patientís clinical and psychological status, 4) be consistently supportive, and 5) strive for the maximal amount of pain relief and functional improvement. This article reviews the different aspects of CRPS including definition, classification, epidemiology and natural history, clinical presentation, pathophysiology and management.






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