Prognosis in complex regional pain syndrome 1

F. Brunner

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

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Abstract

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 (CRPS-1) is a condition characterized mainly by pain, swelling and changes in the skin. Symptoms usually appear in a limb after an injury or surgery. Although CRPS-1 is quiet common, the condition remains poorly understood. The diagnosis of CRPS-1 is often delayed, because the appearance resembles common post-traumatic states. The core part of the thesis is the rational of a prospective cohort study aiming at identifying risk factors associated with delayed recovery. Ideally, potential risk factors are identified at an early stage in order to initiate an early and adequate treatment.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van Kleef, Maarten, Supervisor
  • Bachmann, L.M., Advisor, External person
Award date21 Jan 2010
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789052789101
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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