What is the role of epidural clonidine in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2018
  • Author: Gaurav Gupta, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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One double-blind, controlled trial reported statistically significant pain relief from epidural clonidine injections in patients with SMP-related CRPS. [143] However, this study also reported significant adverse events with both single injections and with an open-label, continuous epidural infusion.


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