Case of the Month #9: Persistent Left Arm Pain by Dr Richard Wassall

Published: 02/11/2021

Suggested further resources

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For those of you wishing to attempt to manage a virtual patient with CRPS with multiple outcomes depending on your decisions: - Module 3 in the Pain Training section reviews CRPS