Ipsilateral shoulder pain in patients following lung resection in the decubitus position.
Department of Oncological Medical Services, Tokushima University, Tokushima University Hospital.
Department of Stress-coping and Palliative Care Nursing, Tokushima University, Tokushima University Hospital.
Department of Thoracic, Endocrine Surgery and Oncology, Tokushima University, Tokushima University Hospital.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima University Hospital.
- Published Article
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
- Publication Date
Nov 17, 2017
The presence of postoperative shoulder pain was related to both the duration of the operation and to the presence of preoperative shoulder stiffness. Although the shoulder pain resolves within 4 days, it causes the patient additional discomfort and distress. Therefore, further research is needed on positioning for thoracotomy in order to investigate ways to reduce or eliminate this complication of lung surgery. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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