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Centre for Orthopaedics
Suite 10-33/34/35 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore, 329563, Singapore
Ph: (65) 6684 5828
Fax: (65) 6684 5829

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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Is complex regional pain syndrome something new? I hadn't heard about it until a few years ago when a few people I know had it or knew people who had it.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a syndrome that has been around for many years but has not always been recognized or diagnosed properly. It has been found as far back as the American Civil War but it was only in 1993 that the umbrella term, CRPS, was decided upon for consistent use.

CRPS is not understood yet. It occurs usually after a trauma to a limb, but it doesn't have to be severe, it can be just a sprain or a strain. Symptoms of CRPS are pain, skin temperature changes at the site, change in skin color, and abnormal muscle weakness.


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