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Myron M. LaBan, MD; Justin C. Riutta, MD
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Mar 01;87(3):677-a-679
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To The Editor:Ring et al., the authors of the paper entitled "Idiopathic Arm Pain" (2004;86:1387-91), must be complimented on their earnest effort to better understand the challenging enigma of idiopathic arm pain. The authors defined a "distinct diagnosis" as an entity that must be substantiated on the basis of objective signs and pathological findings that correlate with the patient's symptoms (i.e., signs of motor dysfunction). However, this arbitrary classification gives short shrift to the primary sensory complaints of pain and dysesthesias as being less than objective.
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