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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||21 Jan 2010|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|