Why was the study done?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a devastating chronic pain condition that is underrecognized in children and youth. Few interventions for CRPS have been formally evaluated in the pediatric population and variability in the diagnosis and management of CRPS exists. Improved knowledge of the incidence and presentation of CRPS in Canada can help promote early detection and diagnosis.
How was the study done?This study used the established methodology of the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program (CPSP). During the 2-year surveillance period, participating pediatricians and Canadian pediatric pain clinics reported any patient presenting between the ages of 2 and 18 years (up to the 18th birthday) with a new diagnosis of CRPS and completed a detailed case questionnaire. The complete protocol can be accessed at www.cpsp.cps.ca/surveillance
What were the study results?
A manuscript of findings is currently under preparation. Preliminary findings are presented in the 2019 CPSP Results. For more information, visit: https://www.cpsp.cps.ca/uploads/publications/CPSPResults2019.pdf