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2022 Sep

Pain Physician



Comparison of Thoracic Erector Spinae Plane Block With Thoracic Paravertebral Block for Pain Management in Patients With Unilateral Multiple Fractured Ribs.


Rib fractures occur most commonly because of blunt thoracic trauma and occur in up to 12% of all trauma patients. Adequate analgesia is paramount in enhancing pulmonary hygiene aimed at preventing atelectasis and pneumonia. Erector spinae plane block, one of the novel multiple thoracic ultrasound-guided techniques, can provide analgesia to both the anterior and posterior hemithorax, making it particularly useful in the management of pain after extensive thoracic trauma.