Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Emergency Medicine Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Parrillo, DO, FACOEP, FACEP; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What is the pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What is the prevalence of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in the US?

What is the mortality and morbidity of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What are the racial predilections of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What are the sexual predilections of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Presentation

What are the IASP diagnostic criteria for complex regional pain syndrome I (CRPS I)?

What are the IASP diagnostic criteria for complex regional pain syndrome II (CRPS II)?

What are the Veldmen diagnostic criteria for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What are the Bruehl diagnostic criteria for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What are the Brunner diagnostic criteria for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What is the prevalence of movement disorders in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What causes complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Emergency Medicine?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What is the role of a differential neural blockade in the workup of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Treatment

What is included in the prehospital care for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) treated in the emergency department (ED)?

How is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Emergency Medicine?

Follow-up

Where should a patient with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) be referred for ongoing care?

What is included in the inpatient care of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) prevented?

What are the possible complications of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What is the prognosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

What is included in patient education about complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?