A young female patient with reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the upper limb in whom amputation became inevitable

J. H.B. Geertzen*, J. S. Rietman, A. J. Smit, K. W. Zimmerman

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Abstract

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is characterized mostly by: (burning) pain, restricted range of motion, oedema and autonomic disturbances. Amputations in case of RSD patients should only be performed in cases of a dysfunctional limb, life threatening conditions such as untreatable infections or in cases of unbearable pain. The authors describe a patient in whom amputation became inevitable because of threatening infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalProsthetics and orthotics international
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • NLA
  • n/a OA procedure

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