What is the dorsal position used for?

The dorsal recumbent position is a position in which an individual (usually a patient) lies on their back with their knees bent up in an outward position while their feet are planted flat on the ground, a bed, table or resting platform allowing the pelvic area to be easily examined and observed.
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Why is the reverse Trendelenburg position used?

The reverse trendelenburg position is also used to improve surgical exposure of the prostate and minimally invasive upper abdominal procedures. Given that position have a tremendous effect on intraoperative bleding, we aimed to compare reverse trendelenburg position and head-up position in decreasing blood loss.
  • How does Trendelenburg position prevent air embolism?

    Immediately place the patient in the left lateral decubitus (Durant maneuver) and Trendelenburg position. This helps to prevent air from traveling through the right side of the heart into the pulmonary arteries, leading to right ventricular outflow obstruction (air lock).
  • What is the Trendelenburg sign?

    Trendelenburg's sign is found in people with weak or paralyzed abductor muscles of the hip, namely gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. It is named after the German surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg. The muscle weakness is present on the side of the stance leg.
  • What might cause the Trendelenburg gait?

    The Trendelenburg gait pattern (or gluteus medius lurch) is an abnormal gait (as with walking) caused by weakness of the abductor muscles of the lower limb, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. People with a lesion of superior gluteal nerve have weakness of abducting the thigh at the hip.
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What is the Trendelenburg test used for?

The Trendelenburg Test or Brodie-Trendelenburg test is a test which can be carried out as part of a physical examination to determine the competency of the valves in the superficial and deep veins of the legs in patients with varicose veins.
  • What is compensated Trendelenburg?

    A compensated trendelenburg occurs when the patient's trunk leans ipsilaterally to the side of the stance leg.An uncompensated trendelenburg occurs when the examiner observes contralateral pelvic drop. A normal test result is when the patient is able to maintain a level pelvis without either of these substitutions.
  • What is abduction in exercise?

    Abduction is defined as the movement of a body part, specifically the limbs and digits away from the body's side. So an abduction exercise would be the moving of a limb away from the body. The shoulder side raise and the side lying leg lift are two examples of abduction exercises.
  • What does the adductor magnus muscle do?

    Adductor magnus. On the medial side (closest to the middle) of the thigh, the adductor magnus muscle creates the shape of a large triangle. As an adductor, it contracts and pulls the hip towards the body's midline. The muscle also extends the hip.
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What is the best position for a patient in shock?

The shock position is the position of a person who is lying flat on his or her back with the legs elevated approximately 8-12 inches. This is used when a patient is showing signs of shock. The shock position is also used for patients experiencing heat related emergencies.
  • What is the correct position for a stroke victim?

    For all lying down positions, the bed should be flat. In general, avoid the half-lying position. This position can worsen muscle tightness. When lying on your affected side, use 1 or 2 pillows for your head.
  • What is the recumbent position?

    Someone in the supine position is lying on his or her back. Prone. Someone in the prone position is lying face down. Right Lateral Recumbent. The Right lateral recumbent, or RLR, means that the patient is lying on their right side.
  • What is the Trendelenburg sign?

    Trendelenburg's sign is found in people with weak or paralyzed abductor muscles of the hip, namely gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. It is named after the German surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg. The muscle weakness is present on the side of the stance leg.

Updated: 28th September 2018

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