Causalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
In 1867 Mitchell  coined the term “causalgia” to describe burning pains experienced following nerve injury caused by a gunshot wound. In 1900 Sudeck  reported acute bone atrophy occurring after trauma, and in 1946 Steinbrocker  used the term “shoulder hand syndrome” to describe pains and swellings in the upper extremities that occur after myocardial infarction. Evans first used the term reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) in his report published in 1947 .
KeywordsNerve Injury Sympathetic Nerve Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Lidocaine Hydrochloride
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