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a disorder of the upper limb characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder, with puffy swelling and pain in the ipsilateral hand; it sometimes occurs after myocardial infarction but can also be produced by other causes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
complex regional pain syndrome type I
diffuse persistent pain usually in an extremity often associated with vasomotor disturbances, trophic changes, and limitation or immobility of joints; frequently follows some local injury.
Synonym(s): causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, shoulder-hand syndrome, sympathetic reflex dystrophy
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
shoulder-hand syndromeA condition characterised by shoulder pain, swelling, stiffness, vasomotor symptoms of arm and hand and skin oedema/induration, seen in patients above age 50 after an acute MI, or less commonly a cerebrovascular accident or head trauma. Shoulder-hand syndrome is attributed to reflex sympathetic stimulation; some patients later develop adhesive capsulitis, sclerodactyly and decreased range of motion with regional demineralisation.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
shoulder-hand syndromeNeurology A condition characterized by shoulder pain, swelling, stiffness, vasomotor Sx of arm and hand, skin edema/induration, in Pts > age 50 after an acute MI, or less commonly, a CVA or head trauma; SHS is attributed to reflex sympathetic stimulation; some Pts later develop adhesive capsulitis, sclerodactyly, and ↓ ROM with regional demineralization. See Rotator cuff.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
shoulder-hand syndromeA condition of unknown cause featuring pain, stiffness and disability in the shoulder and the hand on one side. There is wasting of the muscles and the hand may become hot, sweaty and swollen. Spontaneous recovery is usual but this may take up to two years.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005