CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 559-561

Successful management of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 using single injection interscalene brachial plexus block


Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Al-Khober, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Summayah M A Fallatah
Dammam University, P.O. Box 40081, Al-Khober 31952
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.140903

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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type 1 of the upper limb is a painful and debilitating condition. Interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB) in conjugation with other modalities was shown to be a feasible therapy with variable success. We reported a case of CRPS type 1 as diagnosed by International Association for the Study of Pain criteria in which pharmacological approaches failed to achieve adequate pain relief and even were associated with progressive dysfunction of the upper extremity. Single injection ISB, in combination with physical therapy and botulinum toxin injection, was successful to alleviate pain with functional restoration.


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