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Best attempt at flexion - 11/12/2007
This patient is not able to achive anywhere close to a full fist after a blow to her hand. She has no fractures but has significant pain and motion limitations. What might be going on with her hand?

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11/14/2007
Dave
Possible RSD. The hand appears to have a shiny appearance from the picture which can be an indicator of RSD.
11/21/2007
Anonymous
RSD would be a possibility..the length of the fingernails stands out...
11/25/2007
Anonymous
tenosynovitis, or CPRS?
12/3/2007
Sendy
I would say she has RSD, considering the symptoms and the appearance of stiffness of fingers.
4/29/2008
Anonymous
look at the finger nails, shinny and molted skin.... loss of arches-CRPS or the beloved term RSD
11/12/2011
Anonymous
complex regional pain syndrome
 
     
   
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