Last updated on February 2018

Role of Vitamin C at 6 Months on Incidence of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I in Upper Limb Surgery


Brief description of study

Vitamin C with its antioxidant role has many indications. The objective of this study is to demonstrate that taking vitamin C as a preventive significantly reduces the occurrence of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type 1 in the aftermath of a scheduled surgery of the upper limb.

Detailed Study Description

The preventive role of vitamin C on the development of CRPS type 1 was already demonstrated in traumatology and foot surgery.

The management of CRPS type 1 is long and expensive. A preventive care seems beneficial. Some studies already performed suggest a similar role in scheduled surgery of the upper limb, major provider of CRPS type 1.The aim of the study is to demonstrate a significant reduction of CRPS 1 when taking vitamin C during the perioperative period in upper limb surgery. It is a prospective, randomized, double-blind, with placebo use, in two parallel group, multicenter and national. Patients are followed by their surgeon, under the terms of monitoring their disease. Two visits are required: one at 6 months and at 12 months. The patients will be reviewed at least in the two consultations looking for CRPS type 1 according to the criteria of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02390505

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