Shoulder-hand syndrome

Alternative names 
CRPS; RSDS; Causalgia; Complex regional pain syndrome; Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome; Sudeck’s atrophy

Definition

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain syndrome with two forms. CRPS 1 currently replaces the term “reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome”. It is a chronic nerve disorder that occurs most often in the arms or legs after a minor or major injury.

see Complex regional pain syndrome

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Mamikon Bozoyan, M.D.

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