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Why re-injury is common in CRPS patients

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) – was initially diagnosed over a century ago. Despite its unquestionable existence, it is often diagnosed late and re-injury of the same or different limb is not uncommon due the characteristics of the disease.Much of the research has been done only within […]

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Early Recognition of CRPS after Knee Surgery

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS is a somewhat poorly understood but accepted pain syndrome marked by injury or surgery to a limb and the development of a constellation of symptoms (Laplant 2014).Clinically, prior to 1994 the syndrome was termed RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, drawing attention to involvement of the ‘sympathetic’ part of the […]

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My Arthrofibrosis Story

My life in retrospect is divided into segments of “before the accident” and “after the accident” as it was a defining time in my life, with longstanding repercussions.I was very active, a dancer, a runner – a life no one would describe as sedentary as it is now. I had always led a dynamic lifestyle, […]

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