Trendelenburg position


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Tren·de·len·burg po·si·tion

(tren'dĕ-lĕn-bĕrg),
a supine position in which the feet are higher than the head; used in patients who become acutely hypotensive.

Trendelenburg position

Trendelenburg Orthopedics A position in which the Pt is on an elevated and inclined plane, usually about 45º. with the pelvis higher than the head, and the feet over the edge of the table; the TP is used in abdominal surgery to scoot the abdominal organs toward the chest, and to help manage non head-trauma-related shock. See Gait, Position.

Tren·de·len·burg po·si·tion

(tren-del'en-burg pŏ-zishŭn)
A supine position on the operating table, which is inclined at varying angles so that the pelvis is higher than the head; used during and after operations in the pelvis or for shock.

Trendelenburg,

Friedrich, German surgeon, 1844-1924.
Brodie-Trendelenburg test - see under Brodie, Sir Benjamin C
reverse Trendelenburg position - supine position, without flexing or extending, in which the head is higher than the feet.
steep Trendelenburg position
Trendelenburg cannula
Trendelenburg gait
Trendelenburg limp
Trendelenburg lurch
Trendelenburg operation - pulmonary embolectomy.
Trendelenburg position - a supine position on the operating table, used during and after operations in the pelvis or for shock.
Trendelenburg sign - in congenital dislocation of the hip or in hip abductor weakness, the pelvis will sag on the side opposite to the dislocation when the hip and knee of the normal side is flexed.
Trendelenburg symptom - a waddling gait in paresis of the gluteal muscles, as in progressive muscular dystrophy. Synonym(s): Trendelenburg waddle
Trendelenburg tampon
Trendelenburg test - a test of the valves of the leg veins.
Trendelenburg vein ligation
Trendelenburg waddle - Synonym(s): Trendelenburg symptom

Tren·de·len·burg po·si·tion

(tren-delĕn-bŭrg pŏ-zishŭn)
A supine position on the operating table, which is inclined at varying angles so that the pelvis is higher than the head; used during and after operations in the pelvis or to treat shock.
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The following four measurements of the CSA of the IJV and the SCV were made with the probe held in the same position: 1) baseline in the supine position (control), 2) Trendelenburg position 15[degrees], 3) reverse Trendelenburg position 15[degrees] and 4) passive leg elevation 50[degrees].
Major Finding: Average estimated blood loss was 101.3 mL with the steep Trendelenburg position vs.
The authors suggest a high index of suspicion for laryngeal oedema if the patient is noted to have facial or periorbital oedema after prolonged Trendelenburg position and the cuff leak test (which may be useful in identifying patients at risk of post-extubation stridor (l7,18)) should be carried out prior to extubation.
Einarsson, "Trendelenburg position in gynecologic robotic-assisted surgery," Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, vol.
Anaesthesia for laparoscopic kidney transplantation: Influence of Trendelenburg position and CO2 pneumoperitoneum on cardiovascular, respiratory and renal function.
Although the patient clearly possessed the congenital anomaly of a left paraduodenal fossa, the application of pneumoperitoneum, placement in the Trendelenburg position, and manipulation of small intestine for the purpose of facilitating laparoscopic appendectomy appear to have precipitated the LPDH and subsequent incarceration.
Sheep were then moved onto a surgery table in dorsal recumbency and the limbs were secured to the table prior to tilting into a 5-degree Trendelenburg position. Anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane in oxygen and mechanical ventilation, with the % isoflurane administered varying to obtain the appropriate anesthetic depth between 1.5 and 3, and oxygen flow rate of 1.5 L/min.
During the operation, placing the patient in the reverse Trendelenburg position with a tilt to the left side and continuous monitoring of blood gases may avert the supine hypotensive syndrome and prevent further respiratory difficulties.
(2) The patient should be placed supine in the Trendelenburg position. The authors are aware of no data which support placing a rolled towel between the patient's shoulder blades.
Once the Pfannenstiel incision was closed, the abdomen was insufflated with carbon dioxide to a pressure of 8 mmHg and the patient was placed in the reverse Trendelenburg position.
For the first stage of the procedure, the patient was placed in the low-lithotomy, steep Trendelenburg position. After dropping the bladder flap off of the anterior abdominal wall, the right-sided round ligament was ligated and transected to expose the right external iliac vessels.
In addition, Allen is leading the way with solutions, like the Allen Hug-U-Vac[R] Steep Trend Positioners, that safely and comfortably hold the patient in the Steep Trendelenburg position. This is becoming a more challenging and common positioning requirement, particularly for robotic procedures.