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RSD comes in three flavors 9 years 6 months ago #30176

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:woohoo: With caution I'd like to mention that RSD/CPRS also can come in 3 flavors, not just two.

Simply put, if a patient gets to the point where the RSD has mutated into phase III, hang on tight, because you're about to go on a rather scary ride.

My injury was in 1997 that involved crushing the saphenous nerves from the pelvis to the fibular head on the left knee. Within two weeks from the accident I was diagnoised with RSD. By 1999 I landed in a wheelchair and my left leg kept getting darker and darker to the point where it was black from the foot to above the knee. Then 5 years ago the RSD crossed hemisphere to the right leg that's now black almost up to the knee.

Problems such as continual blood clots and infections have plagued me for years. After going septic and having a clot hit my lungs 1 1/2 years ago the doctors decided to amputate both legs above the knee. One day before surgery I decided I could only handle one leg at a time, so we took just the left one instead. The disease continues to spread.

Pain is always with me, so I have an internal morphine pump plus I'm on 160 mg of OxyContin and OxyIR in addition to a slew of other medications. While we haven't gotten rid of all the pain, at least it's managed as well as we can on the whole.

I haven't included any photo's because of being scared it would scare the reader or host, but I'm more than willing if asked in person.

Since I need to pop blood thinners like M M's, I also had a clot buster installed in the main vein leading into the lungs and a medi-port for when we need to get medication in me really fast.

No, I don't go on pitty parties because those who do always end up partying alone. I firmly believe that the best way to cope with the daily hurdles I live with us by reaching out to others through volunteer work or any other mode such as this wonderful web site. Did you know that Webster describes endorphins as a cocaine like substance released within our brain. All it takes to get a good hit is to help or share yourself with someone else, so that's my daily goal.

Please don't fear what the future might bring, but do instead focus on the joys you can still make for those you love today.

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Re:RSD comes in three flavors 9 years 6 months ago #30178

Hi Bob :)

Many Thanks For Re-Posting That & I'm Very Sorry It Got Deleted In The Firsr Place By Me, When I Wan Trying To Move Else Were With In This Forum :(

Sorry & Thanks For Using My Copy & Paste From My Ablehere.Com E-Mails I Save :) :P

I'll Try To See If I Had Replied To This Post Or Anyone Else & Ask Them To Reply With My Copy & Paste :)

Many Thanks For Your Patience :)

Scott :)

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RSD/CRPS 1&2 & THE 3 STAGES/PHASES 9 years 6 months ago #30179

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1&2 (RSD/CRPS 1&2) & The 3 Stages/Phases Of RSD/CRPS 1&2 - Chat: www.ablehere.com/component/option,com_jo...ew/id,1330/catid,47/

Everyone counts & We'd welcome Your opinions/views & Own Exprinces.

I understand there only 2 types of RSD/CRPS & They come in 3 different Stages/Phases.

There's Non-Nerve-Injury RSD/CRPS & Nerve-Injury RSD/CRPS, Which Both Have 3 Stages/Phases.

All Though I Am Not A Specialist, But This Is My Understanding.

CRPS Type 1 - Also Know As: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Where The Pain Is Not Associated With An Identifiable Nerver Injury

CRPS Type 2 Also Know As Causalgia Where The Pain Can Be Traced To A Nerver Injury

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Three Stages/Phases.

crps1and2rsd1and2.multiply.com/journal/item/1

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Hi Bob,

I hope You know that Reflex Sympathetic DystrophyComplex Regional Pain Syndrome 1&2 (RSD/CRPS 1&2) Is Refering To The Only 2 Types Of RSD/CRPS & Not The 1 - 3 Stages/Phases Of RSD/CRPS 1&2 Can Go Through, Right?.

crps1and2rsd1and2.multiply.com/journal/item/1

Information Below, As Been Copied & Pasted From: www.medifocus.com & www.medifocus.com/mda/index.php?gid=NR015&?a=a & Made In Tiny Earl To @ tinyurl.com/32f33uo

Some experts believe that there are three stages of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) that
represent different clinical stages of the disease process. The progression of these stages has not,
however, been validated by clinical studies.

Information Below, As Been Copied & Pasted From: www.medifocus.com & www.medifocus.com/mda/index.php?gid=NR015&?a=a & Made In Tiny Earl To @ tinyurl.com/32f33uo

The three stages are as follows: www.medifocus.com & www.medifocus.com/mda/index.php?gid=NR015&?a=a & Made In Tiny Earl To @ tinyurl.com/32f33uo

• Stage I usually lasts from one to three months after onset and is characterized by:
• pain - the pain is severe, burning or throbbing and is localized to the limb
• edema - swelling that is usually localized to the affected limb and may have a well
demarcated edge
• skin changes - skin in the area becomes bluish in color and becomes cold and sweaty.
• skin begins to atrophy and becomes shiny.
• increased sweating (hyperhydrosis)
• rapid hair growth
• joint stiffness
• muscle spasm
• early evidence of osteoporosis (thin, weak bone more susceptible to fracture)

• Stage II lasts 3-6 months and is characterized by:
• intensifying pain
• swelling
• weak muscle tone
• hair may become coarse and may be followed by hair loss
• nails may grow faster or slower and may become brittle, spotty, or grooved
• joint stiffness worsens with further reduced range of motion
• softened bones

• Stage III is characterized by:
• unremitting pain and sensory disturbance
• pain may involve the entire limb
• marked muscle atrophy
• severely limited mobility
• significant increase of motor and trophic changes
• irreversible changes of skin and bone
• loss of function and stiffness of the limb
• marked osteoporosis
• involuntary contraction of muscles and tendons which may make limbs contorted. In
the upper extremity, this may take the form of frozen shoulder or \"claw hand\"

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Re:RSD/CRPS 1&2 & THE 3 STAGES/PHASES 9 years 3 months ago #30825

Scott_1984 wrote:

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1&2 (RSD/CRPS 1&2) & The 3 Stages/Phases Of RSD/CRPS 1&2 - Chat: www.ablehere.com/component/option,com_jo...ew/id,1330/catid,47/

Everyone counts & We'd welcome Your opinions/views & Own Exprinces.

I understand there only 2 types of RSD/CRPS & They come in 3 different Stages/Phases.

There's Non-Nerve-Injury RSD/CRPS & Nerve-Injury RSD/CRPS, Which Both Have 3 Stages/Phases.

All Though I Am Not A Specialist, But This Is My Understanding.

CRPS Type 1 - Also Know As: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Where The Pain Is Not Associated With An Identifiable Nerver Injury

CRPS Type 2 Also Know As Causalgia Where The Pain Can Be Traced To A Nerver Injury

&

Three Stages/Phases.

crps1and2rsd1and2.multiply.com/journal/item/1

&

Hi Bob,

I hope You know that Reflex Sympathetic DystrophyComplex Regional Pain Syndrome 1&2 (RSD/CRPS 1&2) Is Refering To The Only 2 Types Of RSD/CRPS & Not The 1 - 3 Stages/Phases Of RSD/CRPS 1&2 Can Go Through, Right?.

crps1and2rsd1and2.multiply.com/journal/item/1

Information Below, As Been Copied & Pasted From: www.medifocus.com & www.medifocus.com/mda/index.php?gid=NR015&?a=a & Made In Tiny Earl To @ tinyurl.com/32f33uo

Some experts believe that there are three stages of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) that
represent different clinical stages of the disease process. The progression of these stages has not,
however, been validated by clinical studies.

Information Below, As Been Copied & Pasted From: www.medifocus.com & www.medifocus.com/mda/index.php?gid=NR015&?a=a & Made In Tiny Earl To @ tinyurl.com/32f33uo

The three stages are as follows: www.medifocus.com & www.medifocus.com/mda/index.php?gid=NR015&?a=a & Made In Tiny Earl To @ tinyurl.com/32f33uo

• Stage I usually lasts from one to three months after onset and is characterized by:
• pain - the pain is severe, burning or throbbing and is localized to the limb
• edema - swelling that is usually localized to the affected limb and may have a well
demarcated edge
• skin changes - skin in the area becomes bluish in color and becomes cold and sweaty.
• skin begins to atrophy and becomes shiny.
• increased sweating (hyperhydrosis)
• rapid hair growth
• joint stiffness
• muscle spasm
• early evidence of osteoporosis (thin, weak bone more susceptible to fracture)

• Stage II lasts 3-6 months and is characterized by:
• intensifying pain
• swelling
• weak muscle tone
• hair may become coarse and may be followed by hair loss
• nails may grow faster or slower and may become brittle, spotty, or grooved
• joint stiffness worsens with further reduced range of motion
• softened bones

• Stage III is characterized by:
• unremitting pain and sensory disturbance
• pain may involve the entire limb
• marked muscle atrophy
• severely limited mobility
• significant increase of motor and trophic changes
• irreversible changes of skin and bone
• loss of function and stiffness of the limb
• marked osteoporosis
• involuntary contraction of muscles and tendons which may make limbs contorted. In
the upper extremity, this may take the form of frozen shoulder or \"claw hand\"


Hi Mid Carpal Instability (MCI)/Palmar Midcarpal Instability (PMCI) Suffers & Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy\Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1&2 (RSD/CRPS 1&2) & The 3 Stages/Phases Of RSD/CRPS 1&2 Suffers,

Its Me again & Just remembered I had found this USA Legal Firm Years Ago Through Doing My Mid Carpal Instability & Wrist Instability Searches & Legal Cases Too.

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Arm, Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder:

Arm, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries can be the result of fractures, ligament damage, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, nerve damage, or muscle problems. Causes of these injuries include repeated job duties (carpel tunnel syndrome), car accidents, sports accidents, work-related accidents, and falls.

The wrist is one of the most complicated joints in the body. The hand is at the top of this joint. In the hand, the bones in the finger meet at the carpal bones. This is a series of eight bones arranged in two rows that articulate - that is, move in relation to - the lower arm bones, the radius and ulna. The lower arm bones, the radius and ulna, move in relation to each other. If the distal end of one those bones, that is the end farthest away from the shoulder, is fractured, it may alter the way the two bones move about each other, and thus, may alter the range of motion and general ability to move.

The Legal Team at Hickey Law Firm, P.A., is experienced with handling many severe hand, wrist, and arm injuries. These injuries have included mid-carpal instability caused by ligament damage to the mid-carpal ligaments in the right hand of a chiropractor who had tripped and fallen onto his hand (resulting in a settlement of $650,000). In that case, the plaintiff received only one surgery, a pinning of two of the bones in the hand. That did not work. There is no type of surgery to repair the ligaments that result in mid-carpal instability. This is instability between the two rows of bones that sit at the top of the forearm bones, radius and ulna, and below the finger bones. This instability resulted in popping of the arm bones whenever the plaintiff moved his right hand and an inability to put weight or pressure on his hand. This is a permanent injury and has caused the plaintiff, a chiropractor, to lose substantial income in his practice.

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We also have been involved with a case in which a restaurant allowed a booth to remain in disrepair. The booth had a hole in the seat. When the Plaintiff put her hand on the seat to slide over, her hand thrust into the hole and onto the edge of a slat underneath the seat. That slat, without breaking the skin, tore or severed the scapho-lumate ligament. That is the ligament that holds together the two bones that are the cornerstone of the bones in the hand, the scaphoid and the lunate bones. Various surgical repairs were attempted on this very serious injury, mostly without results. Our client also suffered Reflex Sympathy Disorder (RSD), which caused her hand to swell, become reddened and mottled, and to be sensitive to both heat and cold. The RSD was treated with 11 nerve block injections. Our client underwent five separate surgeries, three of which were fairly minor. The last surgery was a fusion of her right wrist. Our client was an accountant and now is a part-time bookkeeper and lost income. This case resulted in a jury verdict of $1.733 million.

So In America Thanks To Mr. David Litchman & Other American Consultant Orthopeadic & Trauma Hand & Upper-Limb Surgeons Bring Both Mid Carpal Instability & RSD/CRPS To Light World Wide & In America.

Take Care & Take It Easy :)

*HUGS*

Scott :)

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