Sudeck's atrophy

= algodystrophy = sympathetic reflex dystrophy

Clinical features

  1. history of minor trauma
  2. worsening pain
  3. warm red skin, swelling, sweating → cold, clammy, cyanosed
  4. flexion contractures
  5. osteoporosis

Treatment

  1. Physiotherapy
  2. ?corticosteroids ?calcitonin ?β-blockers