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)
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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.
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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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It also gives an indication of a safe position of immobilization in spica cast as the extension lag increases in frog leg position and in positions of forced internal rotation of femur (which have a higher incidence of AVN).
Younger children can be examined in a frog leg position and children older than 6 years can usually be examined in stirrups.