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Diagnosis of post-traumatic complex regional pain syndrome of the hand

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Description: Purpose. To evaluate the role of sympathetic skin response (SSR) and three-phase bone scintigraphy (TPBS) in the diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Conclusion. TPBS is a very sensitive corroborative test to confirm the clinical suspicion of CRPS during the initial stages, but not in late cases. SSR can be used to document the sympathetic dysfunction in cases having an associated sweating abnormality and may have some diagnostic value in late cases of CRPS, when TPBS is less reliable.
Diagnosis of post-traumatic complex regional pain syndrome of the hand: current role of sympathetic skin response and three-phase bone scintigraphy A Pankaj, PP Kotwal, R Mittal, KK Deepak, CS Bal Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2006;14(3):284-90 full text

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Author/Contact: Pankaj et al
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