We hope to assist patients, as well as family, and friends of those who suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or more recently known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This organization was formed in July 1990; and since then, has sent information regarding RSD/CRPS to hundreds of thousands patients and professionals worldwide. The free information we offer will help educate and inform you, your family, friends as well as your physician regarding the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and the latest methods of treatment for RSD/CRPS.
Bone Scan and CRPS
Doctor Hooshmand and I have co-authored the following article Scintigraphic Triphasic Bone Scan as a Diagnostic Tool in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Below is an abstract from the article Scintigraphic Triphasic Bone Scan as a Diagnostic Tool in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
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SCINTIGRAPHIC TRIPHASIC BONE SCAN AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL IN COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS)
Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D. and Eric M. Phillips
Neurological Associates Pain Management Center
Vero Beach, Florida
Abstract. Traditionally, the use of scintigraphic triphasic bone scans (STBS) has been the most commonly applied test of choice for the diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in the past three decades. Whereas earlier, literature has described the STBS as highly sensitive and specific in establishing the diagnosis of CRPS (1).