Topical Concurrent Session 1B – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Practical perspectives on assessment & management
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Practical perspectives on assessment and management
Chair: Dr Malcolm Hogg, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
European and American guidelines regarding the assessment and management of CRPS have been published and form the basis of current management. We will discuss aspects of the condition’s pathophysiology and the development of a CRPS pathway incorporating initial allied health assessment with pain medicine support. The utility of a sensory-motor retraining program as an early part of this multidisciplinary clinical pathway will be presented, with results from the initial cohort of clients. A suggested data-set and its comparison to recently presented core outcome measures for CRPS clinical trials (COMPACT) will be discussed.
Controversial aspects of the medical management, including data from recent trials involving biological’s, neuromodulation and bisphosphonates will be presented.
Dr Malcolm Hogg, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
Ms Hayley O’Sullivan, Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
Professor Lorimer Moseley, University of South Australia, SA
Dr Marc Russo, Hunter Pain Clinic, NSW