In 2001, our Scientific Advisory
Committee was invited by the Social Security Administration of the
United States to assist this agency with writing the first standards for
the diagnosis and management of RSD / CRPS. The committee has become
international in scope with the following members:
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The Agency finally published SSR 03-2p in the Federal Register on
October 20, 2003 (68 FR 59971) and became effective as of that date.
This ruling explains Social Security policies for developing and
evaluating Title II and Title XVI claims for disability on the basis of
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), also frequently known as
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type I (CRPS). These terms are
synonymous and are used to describe a unique clinical syndrome that may
develop following trauma.
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