Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Following Knee Arthroscopy: A Case Report with Electroneuromyographic Analysis

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Michael T. Tamburello
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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a debilitating and recalcitrant condition that has bewildered the medical community for decades. This article briefly reviews the pathophysiology of RSD and describes the clinical presentation and management of patients suffering from RSD. The case study describes the clinical and electrodiagnostic findings of a patient with RSD following arthroscopic surgery on the knee. The medical and physical interventions rendered in this case are described.

Michael Tamburello is a CDR in the U.S. Navy and currently a doctoral student in the Dept. of Human Services at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

The viewa expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defence, or the U.S. Government.

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