Early Treatment of Acute Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after Fracture or Injury with Prednisone: Why Is There a Failure to Treat? A Case Series.

Conclusion. Corticosteroids can be an effective treatment option for CRPS after fracture. PMID: 27445622 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research

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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type I and CRPS type II diminish quality of life and can lead to significant disability.15 Both conditions have varied and complex clinical features, with chronic debilitating pain being the primary symptom, usually involving the lower or upper extremities.16,24 The conditions are differentiated by the absence (CRPS-I) or presence (CRPS-II) of demonstrable nerve damage as an underlying etiology.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Long-term deficits in strength and proprioceptive impairments are observed at the knee joint of the CRPS leg. This persistent functional disability has significant repercussions on the quality of life. We highlight the importance of including strength and proprioceptive exercises in the therapeutic approaches for CPRS patients. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION The long-term evolution of patients suffering from lower-limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is associated with persistent disability, pain and impacts the quality of life. Strength, proprioceptive, functional and subjective assessments are necessary to b...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusion Bridge plating and external fixation both appear to be comparable for spanning fixation constructs for distal radius fractures, but with bridge plating having a potentially lower complication profile. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Wrist Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Survey or Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a debilitating and painful condition in a limb, occurring most often after trauma and surgery, and associated with nerve, skin and bone abnormalities. The condition is poorly understood, often diagnosed late and national recommendations are not yet generally integrated into standard practice. Whilst signs and symptoms generally improve within 6 months of onset, many patients have long-term pain and disability, and the costs of managing chronic pain and disability are substantial.
Source: Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Principles of orthopaedics Source Type: research
Hui Xu1,2,3, Chenguang Guo1, Haining Li1, Lin Gao2, Ming Zhang1* and Yuan Wang1* 1Department of Medical Imaging, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China 2Key Laboratory of Biomedical Information Engineering of Education Ministry, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China 3Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Background and Purpose: Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by unilateral, involuntary, and paroxysmal contractions of orofacial muscles. To eluci...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture therapy seems effective for motor function, pain relief and activities of daily living in stroke patients with mild SHS, when it is used in combination with rehabilitation. The low certainty of evidence downgrades our confidence in making recommendations to clinical practice. Introduction Shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) is a common condition among people who have had a stroke, with its reported prevalence ranging from 12% to 49% (1, 2). The main symptoms of SHS include pain, hyperalgesia, joint swelling and limitations in range of motion (ROM) (3). Post-stroke SHS is also named type I complex ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Amplified pain syndromes encompass a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal pain disorders that includes pediatric fibromyalgia, localized and diffuse amplified pain, and complex regional pain syndrome. Amplified pain can severely affect physical function, socialization, daily activities and quality of life in children and adolescents. This negative effect on quality of life can lead to prolonged disability and a profound effect on their behavioral and cognitive health. Because it is important that children experiencing this condition begin to use their body in a normal way, treatment and management is aimed at breaking the abno...
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
This study indicates that a home exercise program after conservative treatment of distal radius fracture is a safe and effective option to prevent CRPS-1. A larger study is needed to prove the preventive power of this home exercise program. PMID: 30840577 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Orthop Belg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There are limited studies that have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments in neurological disorders. Three studies that combined extra physiotherapy-by-physiotherapy assistant and novel interventions with conventional physiotherapy were found not cost-effective. Implications for Rehabilitation Progressive muscle strengthening exercise over a period of 6-month is reported to be cost-effective for falls prevention in people with Parkinson's disease Aerobic training is reported as potentially cost-effective for older adults with vascular cognitive impairment Physiotherapy given as an adjuva...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
We describe the main characteristics of deliberate deception (factitious disorders and malingering) and ways that neurologists might detect symptom exaggeration. The key to establishing that the extent or severity of reported symptoms does not truly represent their severity is to elicit inconsistencies in different domains, but it is not possible to determine whether the reports are intentionally inaccurate. Neurological disorders where difficulty in determining the degree of willed exaggeration is most likely include functional weakness and movement disorders, post-concussional syndrome (or mild traumatic brain injury), p...
Source: Practical Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Pract Neurol Source Type: research
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