Prolonged stay in ICU due to alternative medical condition. Complains of pain in the left foot and mild swelling.
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Diffuse periarticular osteopenia involving the mid foot and all the joints of the forefoot.
Joint spaces maintained.
Sudeck's atrophy ( aka complex regional pain syndrome ) often occuring in the setting of prolonged disuse of a region of the body - the feet and hands being prime sites.
Plain film features include:
- diffuse periarticular osteopenia
- maintained joint spaces
- soft tissue swelling.
The appearances are rather Áunt Minnie in nature, especially in the right clinical context.