Trendelenburg position

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Old description of the Trendelenburg position.

In the Trendelenburg position, the body is laid flat on the back (supine position) with the feet higher than the head by 15-30 degrees, in contrast to the reverse Trendelenburg position, where the body is tilted in the opposite direction. This is a standard position used in abdominal and gynecological surgery. It allows better access to the pelvic organs as gravity pulls the intestines away from the pelvis. It was named after the German surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg.[1] It is not recommended for the treatment of hypovolemic shock.[2]

Trendelenburg position In Surgery.

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  8. ^ "BestBets: Use of the Trendelenburg Position to Improve Hemodynamics During Hypovolemic Shock". 
  9. ^ Terai C, Anada H, Matsushima S, Kawakami M, Okada Y (June 1996). "Effects of Trendelenburg versus passive leg raising: autotransfusion in humans". Intensive Care Med 22 (6): 613–4. doi:10.1007/BF01708113. PMID 8814487. 
  10. ^ Johnson S, Henderson SO (January 2004). "Myth: the Trendelenburg position improves circulation in cases of shock". CJEM 6 (1): 48–9. PMID 17433146. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  11. ^ Stonier, JC (1985). "A study in prechamber treatment of cerebral air embolism patients by a first provider at Santa Catalina Island". Undersea Biomedical Research (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) 12 (1 supplement). Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
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