Question of the Week # 161

161) A 42 year old man is evaluated in your office for pain in his left hand. He has a chronic history of biciptal tendinopathy in his left upper extremity and Gastro-esophageal Reflux disease. He denies any history of recent trauma. He reports sudden onset of pain in his left hand that is associated with burning sensation. On physical examination, the left hand is swollen, pal, cool and tender to touch. Radial and ulnar pulses are intact. The image of his hands is shown below:







Most likely diagnosis of this patient’s presentation

A)     Scleroderma

B)      Raynaud’s phenomenon

C)      Complex regional pain syndrome

D)     Acute arterial occlusion

E)      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

F)      Compartment Syndrome

6 Responses

  1. a-scleroderma……typical shine on hands and GI involvement

  2. F

  3. Complex regional pain Syndrome
    Causes of CRPS
    1.Injury to nerve
    2Injury or infection of Arm & leg

  4. c

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