(Featured in a recent issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery.)
Raynaud phenomenon (RP) is a condition causing vasospasm in the fingers and toes of patients that can have a significant negative impact on quality of life. This can lead to pain, ulceration, and possible loss of digits.
Several pharmacological options are available for treatment. However, RP can often be refractory to traditional modalities, leaving surgery or injections as the next available options. This article provides a review and update on the use of botulinum toxin as an effective therapy for the treatment of RP refractory to medical management.