The effectiveness of a new surgical technique for the treatment of severe chronic pain stages was evaluated. For the last 140 years, the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type II (CRPS II) has been an unsolved problem. Therapeutic approaches have included conventional pain medication, physical therapy, sympathetic blocks, transcutaneous or spinal cord stimulation, injections or infusion therapies, and sympathectomy. When used alone or in combination, these therapies often yield unfavorable results. The majority of physicians who treat patients with CRPS are convinced that a surgical treatment of the affected extremity only exacerbates the symptoms, especially its hallmark excruciating pain.
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