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Sudeck's Atrophy (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome)

Sudeck's Atrophy (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome)

Adult female presented for follow-up of distal radial injury.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) is relatively common and has been reported to occur after 5% of all traumatic injuries. It may occur following fractures to the extremities, joint sprains or following surgery. It has also been reported following immobilisation and frostbite. It is thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system, which is involved in the regulation of blood supply to the affected part. The condition is often not diagnosed until sometime after the initial symptoms begin.

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Comment by saeed rad on November 15, 2009 at 12:01pm
More than a typical one! thank you.

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