The Treatment of Sudeck's Syndrome in the Upper Extremities with Sympathetic Blockage by Using Ultrasound
Sudeck's syndrome is a disease of pain, swelling, hyperesthesia, hyperhydrosis and trophic changes in the skin and bone of the affected distal extremity. A number of diseases, precipitating events, and drugs have been associated with Sudeck's syndrome. It is usually believed that the etiological factors produce pathologic changes in the neuro-vascular system. The vicious cycle of pain-spasm-anoxia causes the problem to become chronic. In therapy, it is believed that if the pain disappears, the pathophysiological vicious cycle has been stopped. For this reason, a number of medical therapy modalities and physical therapies can be used. In this study we used the ultrasound as a sympathetic ganglion blocker for the therapy for patients with Sudeck's syndrome.
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