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Factores asociados al desarrollo de secuelas en un grupo de pacientes con síndrome doloroso regional complejo tipo 1 (SUDECK

Autores: Einer Sánchez Prado, Álvaro Ruta, Jessica Torres Chichande, Santiago Ruta, Facundo Salvatori, Sebastián Magri, Guillermo Johsson, Rodrigo García Salinas.

Background/Purpose: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. CRPS typically develops after an injury, a surgery, a stroke or a heart attack. The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. CRPS is uncommon, and its cause isn’t clearly understood. Methods: To estimate the percentage of patients with CRPS who develop disability and its associated factors. Consecutive patients older than 18 years old whose met Budapest criteria for CRPS type 1 were included. Demographic variables, time of follow-up, main cause of the disease and location, time between trauma and starting treatment were recorded from the electronic clinical history (ECH). Previous immobilization, type were recorded. of treatment, response to it and clinical manifestations. Disability was defined when there was a change in work activity. Results: 98 patients were included with at least one year of follow up, 65.3% were women.

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