Sudeck's atrophy is an old term to describe tissue wasting secondary to complex regional pain syndrome.


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.



Acceptance of the different denominations for reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Alvarez-Lario B, Aretxabala-Alciba I, Alegre-Lopez J and Alonso-Valdiviels J. Ann Rheum Dis. 2001 Jan; 60(1): 77–79.

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