Bedside ultrasound for lumbar puncture

According to this article, bedside ultrasound could be a good idea for difficult lumbar punctures. So today we took the linear transducer to image the anatomy of the spinal canal including transverse and spinous processes. It worked surprisingly well in one of our lean colleagues. Of course, you have to learn the technique in easy patients before you tackle the difficult one, so in our Stroke Unit we will hopefully use the method more often.


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