70 year young lady had left knee replacement with excellent result. 1 month later, she developed a left knee, calf, shin, ankle and foot pain with edema, shinny skin, loss of hair. The pain is so severe that even touching hurts.
Diagnosis: complex regional pain syndrome-lower extremity
Outcome: Pain is better with gabapentin and dulaxetine
40 year young man lifted a heavy gate and torn his arm ligament...He had surgery done to repair the lesion. Within 2 months,
He then developed a burning searing pain distal to the wound site shown in the picture. He has numbness in the same area and it is very painful to even touch the painful area. The pain is continuous. He noticed excessive sweating in his right hand and thumb.
Diagnosis: complex regional pain syndrome-upper extremity