Chard, "Diagnosis and management of algodystrophy
," Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol.
Historically, CRPS has been called causalgia, algodystrophy
, Sudeck's atrophy, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Tan et al., 2008).
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.
, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or complex regional pain syndrome have also been associated with bone marrow edema on MRI.
 Secondary reconstruction is difficult and repeated manipulations appear to increase the risk of algodystrophy
. It therefore seems that fractures of the distal radius should be treated by principles usually applied to other articular fractures.
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
. Br J Rheumatol 1991; 30:291-294.
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.
: an under-recognized complication of minor trauma.
Bickerstaff and Kanis reported on algodystrophy
, currently renamed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and distal radius fractures.