Posttraumatic osteoporosis

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posttraumatic osteoporosis --> Sudeck's atrophy

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

See: causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

Synonym: acute reflex bone atrophy, posttraumatic osteoporosis, sudeck's syndrome.

Origin: L. English sweat