The Shoulder-Hand Syndrome (SHS) is an uncommon type of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). It is classified as a Type I CRPS.


Clinical features:

(1) painful frozen shoulder

(2) swelling, vasomotor and/or dystrophic changes in the ipsilateral hand

(3) exclusion of other diagnoses


The clinical findings result in upper limb disability.


Triggering events may include:

(1) myocardial infarction

(2) trauma

(3) disorder of the cervical intervertebral disk

(4) shoulder calcific tendinopathy

(5) herpes virus infection

(6) malignant tumors

(7) thoracoplasty

(8) drugs


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