PainSA is a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Our mission is to improve all aspects of pain management in Southern Africa.

Screening and diagnostic tools for complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition characterized by intense pain primarily affecting the distal area of a limb. It usually manifests following a trauma, where the level of pain experienced is not proportionate to the severity of the injury or tissue damage. Our primary objective was to identify screening and diagnostic tools for CRPS and summarize their feasibility, measurement properties, and study quality.