What is the Optimal Position for Successful Lumbar Puncture?
This randomized controlled trial demonstrated that lateral decubitus position was statistically the same as the upright position for lumbar puncture success.
Is Lateral Decubitus or Upright Positioning Optimal for Lumbar Puncture Success in a Teaching Hospital? J Emerg Med. 2023 Jan 11;S0736-4679(22)00527-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.09.002. Online ahead of print.