McRoberts maneuver

Mc·Ro·berts ma·neu·ver

maneuver to reduce a fetal shoulder dystocia by flexion of the maternal hips.

McRo·berts ma·neu·ver

(mik-rob'ĕrts mă-nū'vĕr)
Maneuver to reduce a fetal shoulder dystocia by flexion of the maternal hips.
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He instituted the McRoberts maneuver followed by suprapubic pressure and the Woods maneuver, all of which were unsuccessful.
It is important to appreciate that the McRoberts maneuver, with or without suprapubic pressure, may be successful in only approximately 50% of shoulder dystocia cases.
The next set of chapters discusses recognition of dystocia, delivery techniques, the McRoberts maneuver, cephalic replacement, and infant injury.
Exaggerated flexion of the mother's legs in the McRoberts maneuver will not change the diameter of the pelvis, but it decreases the angle of inclination and may allow the blocked shoulder to dislodge.
This posture, known as the McRoberts maneuver, widens the angle between the pelvis and the spine, allowing more room for the infant to pass through the birth canal.
performing the McRoberts maneuver combined with suprapubic pressure
Physicians may use the McRoberts maneuver when they encounter severe dystocia.
strategies to reduce NBPP by preventing shoulder dystocia--including early induction of labor and prophylactic use of McRoberts maneuver and suprapubic pressure--have not been effective in reducing the incidence of NBPP.
She maintained that she initially sought to resolve the shoulder dystocia by pressing the mother's legs against her chest, a medical procedure known as the McRoberts maneuver.
Other reasons for malpractice suits include improper management of shoulder dystocia, such as applying fundal pressure, or failing to apply suprapubic pressure or the McRoberts maneuver.
The obstetric nurse and midwife perform a McRoberts maneuver and apply suprapubic pressure without success.