lithotomy position

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

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Roher et al (2008) noted that 'Long-lasting operations in the lithotomy position are accompanied by the risk of an acute compartment syndrome of the lower extremities'.
Millsaps (2006) describes the four most common surgical positions as supine, prone, lateral and the lithotomy position and these are discussed below.
The medical history of the patient should be considered before placing the patient in the lithotomy position and any restrictions to hip, knee or ankle movements noted.