Kiran. A. V, Bhaskar Babu. B. D, Jajee P. R
Abstract: Sudecks osteodystrophy also known as complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic systemic disease characterized by severe pain, swelling and changes in the skin. It often initially affects an arm or a leg and often spreads throughout the body. It is a multifunctional disorder with clinical features of neurogenic inflammation, nociceptive sensations or allodynia, vasomotor dysfunction, and maladaptive neuroplasticity generated by an aberrant response to tissue injury1. Treatment is complicated involving drugs, physical therapy, psychological treatement and neuro modulation and usually unsatisfactory especially if began late2. We hereby report the successful management of an adult female patient who presented with features of sudecks osteodystrophy with combination of various treatment modalities.
Keywords: Sudecks osteodystrophy, Stellate ganglion block, treatment modalities