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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
Author

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
03/11/2015
Module due for review
03/11/2017
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
good
Asim Ali
25.06.2017.
Informative confirming the difficulties in diagnosis and treatment
Colin Spencer
04.06.2017.
useful overview in what is a rare condition.
Andrew Caley
30.05.2017.
good
Nicky Mayes
27.05.2017.
V good
Peter Iddon
27.05.2017.