Peripheral trauma and movement disorders

Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2007;13 Suppl 3:S395-9. doi: 10.1016/S1353-8020(08)70037-3.


The question whether peripheral trauma can cause movement disorders has since long been a subject of debate. In this review we present the pro's and con's of arguments that have been presented in the literature and discuss their plausibility. Additionally, recent developments on the potential mechanisms that underlie dystonia in complex regional pain syndrome are used to illustrate how the relation between peripheral trauma and movement disorders may evolve.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Movement Disorders / etiology*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / complications*