genucubital position


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knee-·el·bow po·si·tion

a prone position resting on the knees and elbows, assumed for gynecologic or rectal examination or operation.

knee-el·bow po·si·tion

(nē-el'bō pŏ-zish'ŏn)
A prone position resting on the knees and elbows, assumed for gynecologic or rectal examination or operation.
Synonym(s): genucubital position.

genucubital position

A position with the patient on the knees, thighs upright, body resting on elbows, head down on hands. It is used when it is not possible to use the classic knee-chest position.
Synonym: knee-elbow position
See also: position