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 ?
Historically, CRPS has been called causalgia, algodystrophy, Sudeck's atrophy, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Tan et al.
Alternative names for CRPS in the literature include reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), algodystrophy, causalgia, Sudeck atrophy, transient osteoporosis, and acute atrophy of bone (55).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed which showed slight non-homogeneous signals of the neo-ligament, hyper-intense signals at the external femoral condyle, oedema of the cancellous bone by algodystrophy, degenerative phenomena of both meniscus.
Algodystrophy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or complex regional pain syndrome have also been associated with bone marrow edema on MRI.
1] Secondary reconstruction is difficult and repeated manipulations appear to increase the risk of algodystrophy.
Alternative names for CRPS in the literature include reflex sympathetic dystrophy, algodystrophy, causalgia, Sudeck\'s atrophy.
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.
Bickerstaff and Kanis reported on algodystrophy, currently renamed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and distal radius fractures.
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.