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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pelvic exams during antenatal care, dorsal lithotomy positions during birth, post-delivery uterine massage, and C-sections), while holding onto traditional birthing practices (i.
Litwiller JP, Wells RE, Halliwill JR, Carmichael SW, Warner MA 2004 Effect of lithotomy positions on strain of the obturator and lateral femoral cutaneous nerves Clinical Anatomy 17 45-49