- A painful local disturbance of growth, particularly due to focal aseptic necrosis of bone and cartilage. [algo- + G. dys-, bad, + trophe, nourishment]
* * *n.a specific post-traumatic syndrome after nerve injury, in which a limb remains exquisitely sensitive to any stimulus and later develops disuse atrophy. Overactivity of sympathetic nerves may contribute to the syndrome.
* * *al·go·dys·tro·phy (al″go-disґtrə-fe) [algo- + dystrophy] complex regional pain syndrome type 1.
Medical dictionary. 2011.