What are the surgical options for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Updated: Sep 09, 2018
  • Author: T P Sudha Rao, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

Surgical procedures used for CRPS include the following:

  • Upper thoracic or lumbar sympathectomy
  • Chemical sympathectomy
  • Spinal cord stimulator implantation
  • Amputation

For more information, see Surgery for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1).


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