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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Trendelenburg position has been newly identified as posing greater risk for CA.
Trendelenburg position is newly identified as a risk factor for corneal abrasion, which occurs in 0.11% of all surgical procedures.
Corneal abrasion group Urological surgery (N) 27 Same day admission (N) 57 General anesthesia (N) 82 Prone position (N) 5 Trendelenburg position (N) 22 Eyes taped during surgery (N) 81 Estimated blood loss (mL) 191 Main PACU recovery (N) 57 Oxygen use (transport/in PACU) (N) 59 Control group P value Urological surgery (N) 10 <0.001 Same day admission (N) 16 <0.001 General anesthesia (N) 42 <0.001 Prone position (N) 0 <0.001 Trendelenburg position (N) 5 0.0028 Eyes taped during surgery (N) 46 <0.001 Estimated blood loss (mL) 90 <0.001 Main PACU recovery (N) 33 0.0045 Oxygen use (transport/in PACU) (N) 21 <0.001 TABLE 3: Perioperative care factors.
The Trendelenburg position is the elevation of the pelvis above the horizontal plane, in a supine position, and was introduced in the latter part of the 17th century as a method of facilitating surgical exposure of the pelvic organs, by Fredreich Trendelenburg.
A further assessment identified the client was experiencing some breathing difficulties, at which time the head of her bed was returned to the level position, and her legs remained elevated, the modified Trendelenburg position. The client was in this position when the consultant began his rounds.
The organisation's protocols and guidelines supported the use of the Trendelenburg position at this hospital.
At 0 degrees, ICP measured 20.50 mm Hg (+1.75) and in the Trendelenburg position, ICP measured 24.15 mm Hg (+1.76).
The use of the Trendelenburg position for IJV cannulation in obese patients can no longer be supported.
While the probe was held in the same position, the right IJV was imaged after two different conditions in a sealed envelope were applied in random order: State 0, table flat (no tilt), with the patients in the supine position, and State T, in which the operating table was tilted 20 to the Trendelenburg position. Measurements were made after 2 minutes in each state.
The CSA, the transverse and anteroposterior diameters of the right IJV between the supine and the Trendelenburg position, were not significantly different.
Other complications reported in the literature are related to placing the patient in a steep Trendelenburg position during the surgical procedure.
Additional concerns related to the Trendelenburg position include skin integrity and the potential for brachial plexus injury (Gupta et al., 2012; Kalmar et al., 2010; Persson et al., 2009; Sutton, Link, & Makic, 2013).