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Re: Is this the same disease, 14 yr old in trouble
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Posted by Julie
on November 09, 1999 at 11:38:40:
In Reply to: Is this the same disease, 14 yr old in trouble posted by Joan on October 07, 1999 at 23:12:01:
please let me know what you find out
: I need to know if this is the same disease as Reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
: My daughter is 14, 29 days ago she was hit in the left knee head on by a moving fair ride. Initial ex-rays,
: which by the way is the only internal exam that has been done showed no damage. Through therapy, (I'm
: doing it myself) there was progress until 4 days ago with her movement but none what so ever in the
: reduction of swelling or pain or being able to bear weight on the leg.
: Last week her orthopedic surgeon said that it was sympathetic nerve damage. Her leg is cold 90% of the
: time, her foot goes so numb that you can prick it with a pin and she dosen't feel it. She was able to bend
: it all the way back until 3 days ago but now her muscles are tightening up again. The surgeon yesterday said
: that she's developed "Sympathetic Muscular Dystrophy". Is this the same as Reflex sympathetic Dystrophy?
: She's in constant pain from her knee. The surgeon based his new diagnosis on the coldness of her leg.
: That to me was strange since her leg was cold last week also.
: I need to know if this is the same disease. The course of treatment, her chances of full recovery. The
: surgeon prescribed Amitriptyline, said that it would also help the pain, her pain though is increasing.
: Any help would be greatly appreciated.
: Take care,
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