Effect of table tilt on ligamentum flavum length measured using ultrasonography in pregnant women*.

@article{Jones2013EffectOT,
  title={Effect of table tilt on ligamentum flavum length measured using ultrasonography in pregnant women*.},
  author={A R Jones and Coralie Carle and Malachy Columb},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={27-30}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess whether applying dorsal table tilt to a seated parturient positioned for neuraxial anaesthesia (i.e. facing laterally with her legs over the side of the table) increased the size of the target area for the neuraxial needle. We performed lumbar ultrasonography on 20 pregnant women with the table level (0°) and tilted 8° and 15° dorsally. For each position, the size of the 'target area', defined as the visible length of the ligamentum flavum in the… CONTINUE READING
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