lateral decubitus position

lateral decubitus position

Orthopedics One of 2 positions–the other is the beach chair position—for placing Pts undergoing shoulder arthroscopy. See Position. Cf Beach chair position.
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The Lateral ALIF procedure is designed to provide direct access to L5-S1 with the patient in a lateral decubitus position, with the characteristics of a traditional supine ALIF.
An epidural catheter was inserted the level of T12-L1 in the lateral decubitus position, and epidural continuous infusion was started.
The patient was then moved to the left lateral decubitus position to best reveal the rectourinary fistula.
A mid-diastolic murmur, opening snap, and loud S1 could be appreciated in the left lateral decubitus position.
Surgical strategy and technique: All patients in the two groups were anaesthetized by the double lumen intubation method and they were placed in the maximally flexed lateral decubitus position tilted slightly backward to prevent the hip from obstructing downward movement.
7H8H9)(io) through directional needles in patients lying in the lateral decubitus position for 10-15 minutes results in preferential distribution of subarachnoid block towards the operated side, providing intense surgical block on that side.
Methods: Seventy-two patients scheduled for elective nonobstetric surgery in the lateral decubitus position requiring tracheal intubation under general anesthesia at Lishui Central Hospital of Zhejiang Province and Jiaxing First Hospital of Zhejiang Province from April 1, 2015, to September 30, 2015, were enrolled in this study.
Those patients who had advanced empyema thoracis, pleural thickening, hemodynamic instability, bleeding disorder, inability to tolerate lateral decubitus position, or severe uncorrectable hypoxemia were not included.
A patient with venous thromboembolism should be immediately placed in left lateral decubitus position, Trendelenburg position, or left lateral decubitus head down position while a patient with arterial air embolism should be placed in supine position [11].
When suspecting venous air embolization, the patient must be placed into the left lateral decubitus position with the head down or in Trendelenburg position in order to prevent air from entering the systemic arterial circulation by remaining in the superior aspect of the left ventricle and, away from the aorta [2,15].
If possible, the patient should be placed in the left lateral decubitus position.
This was done to facilitate patient placement in the low-lithotomy, steep Trendelenberg position and the left lateral decubitus position by only tilting the operative table, without the need for repositioning or re-draping between the 3 stages of the procedure.

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