lithotomy position


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Noun1.lithotomy position - a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart; assumed for vaginal or rectal examination
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
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I find it helpful to place patients in a high lithotomy position with the legs supported in candy cane stirrups rather than Allen-type stirrups; sling placement is a short procedure with minimal to no risk of neuropathy.
Certain conditions are mentioned in literature as risk factors for several spontaneous perineal lacerations, such as instrumental delivery (forceps application or vacuum extraction), primiparity, lithotomy position, perineal tissue stiffness, bad adaptation of fetal presentation in the symphysis pubis, anomalous fetal position, fetal macrosomia and rapid fetal delivery [8].
26) AS patients with hip joint involvement can present tremendous challenges to the gynecologists with the patients in the lithotomy position due to fusion of the hip joints.
In asymptomatic cases, symptoms may start in later years with the carrying of heavy loads, excessive exercise, lithotomy position, childbirth, or spinal trauma.
All the patients were operated under general anaesthesia in the lithotomy position by a single surgeon.
After securing all invasive lines and the endotracheal tube, the patient is placed initially in the lithotomy position and subsequently in the steep Trendelenburg position (5,31).
Urodynamic procedure was performed in the lithotomy position.
143 of the 146 hospitals had an operating theatre, but only 121 had a labour room, of which only 89 had a delivery table with the lithotomy position.
With the patient in the lithotomy position the lesion was excised in its entirety using careful dissection between the anal sphincters.
Their radiological examination of pelvic diameters of women at least 37 weeks pregnant, studied the dorsal lithotomy position as well as during the McRoberts' manoeuvre (hyper flexion of the woman's legs onto her chest).