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Sudeck atrophy

Pronunciation: sū′dek

Definition: atrophy of bones, commonly of the carpal or tarsal bones, following a slight injury such as a sprain.

Synonym(s): acute reflex bone atrophy, posttraumatic osteoporosis, Sudeck syndrome

See Also: complex regional pain syndrome type I

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