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The incidence of complex regional pain syndrome is:

  • 1-2% of all fractures
  • 2-5% after peripheral nerve injury
  • 7-35% after Colles fracture
  • 5% of patients with a myocardial infarction; results in the shoulder hand syndrome
  • may occur after local cold injury - trench foot

It may be more common in individual who are prone to anxiety, females and smokers. The typical age of onset is between 30 and 50 years of age.

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