At our Surgical Center the effectiveness of treatment with ketamine is documented on an objective basis. Videos and pain thresholds document the effectiveness of the treatment. Patients are provided this outcome clinical data (including videos) for their record. The baseline video and pain thresholds are performed on a Monday with the post-treatment video performed the day following the last ketamine infusion. Pain thresholds are performed before and after each ketamine infusion. Families generally stay in Tampa, Florida USA for one week for the treatment.
Multiple sticks starting an IV can trigger CRPS, leading to major physical impairments. Accordingly, special precautions are taken in starting IVs and the IV catheter is left in place throughout the 4-day treatment with ketamine.
For more information about our Surgery Center dedicated to the treatment of RSD / CRPS, please visit:
The RSD / CRPS Treatment Center & Research Institute
Patients are referred to the links provided below. That way the patient would be exposed to the full spectrum of possible outcomes.
Journal Pain Medicine
Medical Synopsis Ketamine Coma Procedure
Two Controlled Studies with Ketamine in Patients with CRPS
Ketamine Coma Study: Objective Assessment of Outcome for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome