beach chair position

One of 2 positions—the other is lateral decubitus—for shoulder arthroscopy
In the BCP, the patient is sits upright with the back of the bed flexed at 70º to 80º; the arm is allowed to hang freely at the side; no traction is required; the patient is positioned so that the affected shoulder hangs off the side of the bed allowing full anterior and posterior access
Pros Patient is more comfortable; there is no need to position the patient if the operation needs to be converted to an open procedure
Cons Decreased visualization

beach chair position

Orthopedics One of 2 positions–the other is lateral decubitus—for shoulder arthroscopy. See Position. Cf Lateral decubitus position.
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A beach chair position is utilized though the head of the bed is elevated approximately 60[degrees] to 70[degrees], a position slightly more vertical than normal.
9) The patient is placed in a beach chair position.
The Safety of Controlled Hyoptension for Shoulder Arthroscopy in the Beach Chair Position