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2021 May

Pain Physician



Comparison of Thoracic Epidural Access with Lateral Decubitus and Shoulder Rotation Positions for Repeat Thoracic Epidural Blockade.


Kim B-G, Jung J-K, Yang C W, Lee W J, Kim H, Park K-H, Kim H
Pain Physician. 2021 May; 24(3):E327-E334.
PMID: 33988954.


Shoulder rotation has been shown to increase the acoustic window of ultrasound for thoracic epidural access. However, this effect of shoulder rotation has not yet been confirmed in clinical practice.