RSD is an abbreviation of 'reflex sympathetic dystrophy'.


Change in nomenclature

RSD is an older name, and nowadays the condition is referred to as Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). It is a distressing set of symptoms that may sometimes arise after an injury or surgery, where there is severe knee pain, difficulty with rehabilitation and skin changes.

Complex regional pain syndrome
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) - formerly known as...

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS is a somewhat poorly understood but accepted pain syndrome marked by injury or surgery to a limb followed by a constellation of alarming symptoms.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

An overview of the topic of CRPS, excerpted from a leading medical publication.