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By Professeur Paul Doury, Dr. Yves Dirheimer, Dr. Serge Pattin (auth.)

It is with nice excitement and ,much curiosity that I permitted to jot down the foreword to this ebook by way of Paul Doury, Yves Dirheimer, and Serge Pattin with reference to "algodystrophy." First, simply because i do know the level in their own event, from which they've got chosen the simplest for this ebook. moment, since it looked as if it would me that their unique research of the various works at the topic, works which were released around the world and which supply various physiopathologic interpretations, would supply a finished learn assembly a true desire. Algodystrophy, to undertake the time period utilized by the authors, advantages rheumatolog­ ists' cautious consciousness. it's certainly a common situation and, as is now popular, happens within the so much various etiologic conditions; it's not completely posttraumatic, a idea on which analysis had lengthy been dependent. This variable etiology indicates the complexity of algodystrophy's pathogenic mechanism.

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Only recently has evidence been provided of variations of certain biochemical constants. A. Nonspecific Indicators of Inflammation No biochemical signs of inflammation are usually seen in a1godystrophy: the erythrocyte sedimentation rate as well as protein electrophoresis and fibremia are normal. Serre et al. [749] found a normal sedimentation rate in 41 of 45 a1godystrophies of the foot, in the 4 remaining cases its elevation was related to intercurrent diseases. In forms with acute and "pseudoph1egmonous" onset, Ravault [645] observed transient elevation of the sedimentation rate.

X-radiation causes local alterations in the charge on a selenium plate. A charged powder distributes itself, depending on the intensity of the charge on the selenium plate, producing an image. Because of its ability to display on a single film two anatomic structures with different densities (contrast compression), xeroradiography is indicated each time it is necessary to demonstrate the relations between bone and soft tissues. This method can thus be useful for studying articular and periarticular edema in algodystrophy (Fig.

Later, some of them reconsidered this view when they noticed that Radiology there were no undisputable signs characterizing the different stages, but multiple transitional forms, so that classification was only approximate. What is certain, however, is that the vacuolar, dappled micro lacunar appearance corresponds to the acute phase, whereas subcortical atrophy with thickened trabeculae corresponds to a later phase. Besides, this latter can persist indefinitely, so that after 5 or even 10 years it is possible to recognize this form as a sequel of cured algodystrophy.

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