shoulder-hand syndrome


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shoulder-hand syndrome

[′shōl·dər ′hand ′sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A syndrome characterized by severe constant intractable pain in the shoulder and arm, limited joint motion, diffuse swelling of the distal part of the upper extremity, fibrosis and atrophy of muscles, and decalcification of underlying bones; the cause is not well understood; it is similar to, or may be a form of, causalgia. Also known as hand-shoulder syndrome.
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Shoulder-hand syndrome in a hemiplegic population: a 5-year prospective study.
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Also, significantly higher pain and edema reduction was achieved by the application of LLLT in patients with shoulder-hand syndrome after cerebral ischemia, compared to the group in which electrotherapy (TENS, stabile galvanization) was applied (33).