Reflex sympathetic dystrophy staging chart form


__I Immediate - beginning within first 48 hours of event
__II Early - beginning 1 to 12 weeks from the initial event
__III Late - after 3 months, or with late trophic changes


__Burning pain

Early signs

__Discoloration or mottling
__Excessive sweating
__Temperature difference compared to other side: __Cold __Hot
__Guarding posture
__Hand supported by other hand
__Pain with PROM PIP joints

Late signs

__Soft tissue atrophy

Plain X Rays

__Normal or no RSD related changes
__Periarticular osteoporosis
__Cancellous cystic changes

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