Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000356887.70684.9b
Department: Letter

CRPS

Quaglieri, Frank M.D.

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Reno, Nevada

I was disappointed at author Debra Gordon's choice of adjectives in describing a patient's CRPS following hip replacement surgery. The patient was said to have developed CRPS as a result of a “botched” hip replacement.

Sciatic nerve injury is a well-known potential (though rare) complication of that procedure, and orthopedic surgeons carefully review all the potential complications pre-operatively with their patients.

—Frank Quaglieri, M.D.

Reno, Nevada

©2009 American Academy of Neurology

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