IZKF scientist involved in DFG-funded cooperation project to study CRPS

The complex-regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a neurological-orthopedic-traumatologic pain disorder that develops in approximately 5% of patients, for example after a bone fracture. These patients suffer from overheating of affected limbs, edema, excessive perspiration and pain during movement. The goal of the project of the clinician Prof. Dr. med. Frank Birklein (Mainz) and the bioanalyst Prof. Dr. Simone König (Head IZKF Core Unit Proteomics, Münster) is to investigate the inflammatory processes in the tissue, in particular the skin, and to assign clinical symptoms in order to enable targeted, individually tailored treatment of CRPS inflammation. Press release (in German)