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Is this the same disease, 14 yr old in trouble
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Posted by Joan
on October 07, 1999 at 23:12:01:
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.
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