February 16, 2016
|CRPS is often delayed and subsequent orthopedic |
surgery often worsens the condition.
Diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is often delayed and subsequent orthopedic surgery often worsens the condition, according to a retrospective study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain.1
Analyzing data for 55 patients, Ellen Jørum, MD, PhD, and colleagues from Oslo University Hospital found that the mean time delay to CRPS diagnosis was 4 years, and that orthopedic re-operations exacerbated 80% of cases. (published site)