lithotomy position

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a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart

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Although it is difficult to quantify the degree of clinical benefit of a 19-minute average decrease in operating time, prolonged operating time in lithotomy position, particularly beyond 2 hours, increases the risk of lower extremity neuropathy.
While many of the TV and movie mothers were portrayed as giving birth in upright or semi-upright positions that are physiologically sensible, 33% of the vaginal-birth mothers were shown giving birth in supine or lithotomy positions, which force the mother to push the baby up and out against gravity.
Show a greater variety of upright postures for labor and birth, and don't show the supine or lithotomy positions at all.
7-10) The lithotomy position is commonly used for urologic and abdominal surgeries, whereas in orthopedics the hemilithotomy position allows easy surgical exposure of the hip and proximal femur for intramedullary and extramedullary fracture stabilization under fluoroscopic guidance.
Some of the infrequent causes of compartment syndrome that have been identified include fluid shifts from dialysis or fluid replacement in burn patients, and even exercise (3,8-10) Previous reports have documented the occurrence of leg compartment syndromes from placing the patient in the lithotomy position for operations that lasted longer than 6 hours.