General Guideline Principles for Intravenous Immunoglobulin
(IVIG) for CRPS for workers compensation patients

The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) for CRPS.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.

The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) for CRPS

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) for CRPS is recommended specifically for CRPS treatment.

Indications: If you have experienced CRPS for six to thirty months and are unresponsive to treatment with any of the following: strengthening exercises, aerobic workouts, acetaminophen, NSAIDS, tricyclic antidepressants, or gabapentin or pregabalin, you may have severe CRPS.

Frequency/Dose/Duration: IVIG, 0.25 g/kg for one day, followed by the same dose the next day. As the only quality study lasted one month and the findings indicate that at least some of the advantages were still there at 30 days, the frequency of a second treatment is unknown.

What our office can do if you have workers compensation Injuries

We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.


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