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1.5 CPD hours

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1 CPD hour
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1 CPD hour

Key questions on complex regional pain syndrome

Module summary
Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Jeremy Field answers questions from GP Dr Mandy Fry on the prognosis for CRPS sufferers, the role of local treatments, and when to start an anticonvulsant.
Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on the issues regarding complex regional pain syndrome, such as:

  • How commonly it follows such conditions as myocardial infarction
  • If there is any role for local treatments, such as selective nerve blocks or lidocaine patches
  • Whether mental health issues contribute to the development of CRPS 
  • The role of complementary therapies in treatment

Mr Jeremy Field is a consultant orthopaedic and hand surgeon at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has a special interest in complex regional pain syndrome and has a master of surgery thesis on the condition.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Dr Christopher Uwagboe
Helpful, informative.
Kim Langer
Good module, interesting.
Michael Gilbert
Malachy Larkin
Hugh Nicholson