Complex regional pain syndrome - type 2

Case contributed by Dr Antoni Boscà


Excessive sweating and changes in skin color of the right hand seven months after traumatic nervous and tendinous transection.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Patchy osteopenia predominantly in the periarticular region of the distal interphalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers. Cortical thinning of the bone is noted.


Zoomed view

Same radiography. Zoomed view shows the findings better.

Case Discussion

The history of traumatic transection of the nerve is consistent with a type II CRPS (formerly known as causalgia). While in type I CRPS there is no underlying nerve lesion (formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy).

Images courtesy of Dr Manolo Roiz.

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Case information

rID: 58026
Published: 29th Jan 2018
Last edited: 23rd Jan 2020
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