J Accid Emerg Med 11:189-191 doi:10.1136/emj.11.3.189
  • Research Article

Use of ketamine in prolonged entrapment.

  1. R Cottingham,
  2. K Thomson
  1. Royal Free NHS Trust Hospital, Hampstead, London, UK.


      This paper discusses the advantages of ketamine analgesia in the management of trapped patients after serious incidents. Four case histories and a review of the literature lead us to the conclusion that ketamine is the drug of choice in these situations.