Background and Objectives A case is presented of intractable reflex sympathetic dystrophy resistant to all other types of treatment.
Methods Twice daily subarachnoid clonidine was used to manage the symptoms via an implanted drug delivery system.
Results The patient has successfully administered his own subarachnoid clonidine for over 18 months with no signs of tolerance or toxicity.
Conclusions Continuous subarachnoid clonidine may offer a solution to the management of some cases of intractable reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
- reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- sympathetic-mediated pain
- subarachnoid analgesia
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