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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Cordasco from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City led the research, in which patients between the ages of 14 and 20 who were treated with arthroscopic anterior stabilisation performed in the beach chair position by a single surgeon were presented.
Cordasco, MD, MS and his colleagues from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City presented a series of patients with shoulder instability between the ages of 14 and 20 who were treated with arthroscopic anterior stabilisation performed in the beach chair position by a single surgeon.
A 76-year-old male of average body habitus with history of hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery disease, and myocardial infarction status after three percutaneous coronary interventions presented for reverse TSA in the beach chair position under general anesthesia with an interscalene nerve catheter for postoperative pain management.
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.
In 2005, Pohl and Cullen (19) reported four cases of ischemic brain and spinal cord injury after shoulder surgery in the beach chair position. Since then, significant attention has been given to the risk of unrecognized reduced cerebral perfusion pressures and resultant neurologic injury in the beach chair position.
For the majority of shoulder operations, the surgeon must choose from basically two positions that afford access to the shoulder: lateral decubitus position or beach chair position. There are advantages and disadvantages for each position in certain applications.
The Schuremed Shoulder Assistant Limb Positioner combines strength and adaptability" to provide infra-operative positioning for shoulder surgery in the beach chair position. According to the company, staff efficiency is improved using the product as the assistants are freed from holding the limb during surgery.
The positioner delivers arm positioning for shoulder surgery in the Beach Chair position, as well as elbow and clavicle procedures.
The OSI Schlein II Universal Shoulder Positioner, featured in this brochure, provides a safe, convenient and stable method of maintaining patients in the beach chair position. The setup is minimized and the concerns associated with lateral decubitus positioning are eliminated.
The VisiWrap face protection is an innovative foam guard for anesthetized patients in supine and beach chair positions. It wraps fully around the patient's face and head to provide 360 degrees of protection.
The "FIN" can attach to the BASS to form an L-shape in order to keep fluid off the floor during lateral and beach chair positioned arthroscopies.