Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in a Child: A Case Report
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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful clinical condition that usually seen on the distal extremity, affects children and adults. It is more common in adults. CRPS is usually characterized by severe pain, swelling, limitation of movement, trophic disorders, and spotted osteoporosis following triggering stimulus. CRPS-1 is not a peripheral nerve lesion, it develops following trauma, surgical applications and central nervous system lesion. On the other hand CRPS-2 occurs after peripheral nerve lesion. In CRPS-1, a more severe effect is seen than the initiating factor. CRPS-1 is a rare clinical condition in children. In this article, a 9-year-old male patient which developed CRPS-1 following lower extremity fracture is presented in company with current literature.