Bilateral complex regional pain syndrome following spinal cord injury and bilateral calcaneus fracture
Ahmet Boyacı 1 * , Ahmet Tutoğlu, Nurefşan Boyacı, Esra Çelen
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1 Harran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Ana Bilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disease affecting one or more extremities, characterized by spontaneous pain, allodynia, hyperpathia and hyperalgesia. CRPS is separated into Type 1 and Type 2. CRPS which develops after a nociceptive event is labeled as Type 1 and when it develops following peripheral nerve damage, Type 2. Although the pathogenesis is not fully understood, peripheral and central sensitivity are held responsible. Bilateral lower extremity involvement is extremely rare. However, it should be borne in mind that it can develop in traumatic injuries which occur in more than one area and diagnosis and commencement of a rehabilitation program should be made in the early period. The case is presented here of bilateral Type 1 CRPS developing after incomplete spinal cord injury and bilateral calcaneus fracture.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 3, 360-363

Publication date: 12 Sep 2013

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