Sims' position


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Sims' position

Etymology: James M. Sims, American gynecologist, 1813-1883
a position in which the patient lies on the side with the knee and thigh drawn upward toward the chest. The chest and abdomen are allowed to fall forward. Left Sims' is the position of choice for administering enemas or conducting rectal examinations. Also called semiprone side position.
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Sims' position
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Among his many contributions are the Sims' speculum and Sims' position for gynecological examination and surgery.