frog leg position

frog leg position

A descriptor for a position that may occur:
(1) As an incorrect sleeping position in infants with an ‘out-toeing’ deformity of the leg, which may evolve into a Charlie Chaplin-like gait, which is prevented by sewing together the legs of the child’s pajamas
(2) In infants with fulminant scurvy, in which tenderness and irritability cause the children to assume the least painful position, resulting in a pseudoparalysis with the hips and knees semiflexed and the feet rotated externally, often accompanied by edematous swelling of the femoral shafts and, occasionally, palpable subperiosteal hemorrhage
(3) In children with congestive heart failure (frog posture)

frog leg position

Pediatrics A descriptor for a position that may occur:
1. As an incorrect sleeping position in infants with an 'out-toeing' deformity of the leg, which may evolve into a Charlie Chaplin-like gait, prevented by sewing together the legs of the child's pajamas;.
2. In infants with fulminant scurvy, where tenderness and irritability cause the children to assume the least painful position, resulting in a pseudoparalysis with the hips and knees semiflexed and the feet rotated externally, often accompanied by edematous swelling of the femoral shafts and occasionally, palpable subperiosteal hemorrhage;.
3. In children with CHF.

frog leg po·si·tion

(frawg leg pŏ-zish'ŏn)
Supine with soles of feet together and knees apart to expose the perineum.
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The system's large bore allows more positioning options for patients such as with their arms over their head or their legs in a frog leg position, allowing Great River's therapists to capture the studies needed to optimally treat all patients.