algodystrophy

algodystrophy

 [al″go-dis´tro-fe]
a combination of pain and dystrophic changes in bone.

al·go·dys·tro·phy

(al-gō-dis'trō-fē),
A painful local disturbance of growth, particularly due to focal aseptic necrosis of bone and cartilage.
[algo- + G. dys-, bad, + trophē, nourishment]

algodystrophy

/al·go·dys·tro·phy/ (al″go-dis´tro-fe) reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

algodystrophy

[al′gōdis′trəfē]
a painful wasting of the muscles of the hands, often accompanied by tenderness and a loss of bone calcium. The condition may begin in the hand or in the shoulder and spread over the entire limb, causing contractures, edema, and cyanosis of the skin. It may also occur in the feet or legs. It may be associated with injury, heart disease, stroke, or a viral infection. Also called complex regional pain syndrome. See also reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome

A painful disorder in which there is evidence of overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system with trophic changes in skin.

al·go·dys·tro·phy

(al-gō-dis'trō-fē)
A painful local disturbance of growth, particularly due to focal aseptic necrosis of bone and cartilage.
[algo- + G. dys-, bad, + trophē, nourishment]

algodystrophy

A syndrome featuring OSTEOPOROSIS around joints, pain, swelling, excessive sweating, flushing and blanching of the skin and then atrophy, and loss of joint movement. It is probably due to disturbance of the sympathetic nervous system with interference with the small blood vessels. The condition usually clears up within a few months but there may be residual joint contractures.

algodystrophy

a combination of pain and dystrophic changes in bone.
References in periodicals archive ?
Bickerstaff and Kanis reported on algodystrophy, currently renamed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and distal radius fractures.
The use of nasal calcitonin in the treatment of post-traumatic algodystrophy.
The uncertainty surrounding this disorder is well reflected by the disparate nomenclature, such as causalgia, Sudeck's atrophy, post-traumatic dystrophy, sympathetically-maintained pain, algodystrophy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) etc.
The condition has been previously referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causalgia, Sudeck's atrophy, post-traumatic dystrophy (minor or major), reflex neurovascular dystrophy, algodystrophy, mimo-causalgia, sympathalgia, and post-traumatic spreading neuralgia.
Features of algodystrophy ten years after Colles' fracture.
Lagier R: Partial algodystrophy of the knee: an anatomico-radiological study of one case.
The last part contains five chapters that are concerned with the main complications seen in orthopaedic surgery, such as acute and chronic infection, mal-union, nonunion, and algodystrophy.