Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003 , Vol 49 , Num 6
Bir Olgu Nedeniyle Kompleks Rejyonel Ağrı Sendromuna Yatkınlık
Emel Deniz 1 ,Nurdan Kotevoğlu 2 ,Sibel Mercan 3 ,Banu KURAN 4 ,Hasan Toktaş 5
1 Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İstanbul
2 Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği
3 Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Psikiyatri Kliniği, İstanbul
4 Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
5 Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Afyonkarahisar, Türkiye

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a clinical condition that is characterised by trophic, motor, autonomic disturbances and burning pain. Although trauma is the most common cause, it may develop  as a result of many etiological factors. Not all but some of the patients with past trauma or with other possible etiological factors develop CRPS. This suggests the presence of an individual predisposition. In this article we present a case of posttraumatic CRPS with the involvement of right upper and lower extremities. Our aim is to discuss the predisposition to this clinical picture primarily from the point of psychological dysfunctions

Keywords : Complex regional pain syndrome, psychological dysfunction, predispositio