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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During the time the patient was kept in the lateral decubitus position (20 minutes), the sensory blockade was exclusively unilateral in 46 (92%) patients after 4.5 mg, 39 (78%) patients after 6.0 mg and 39 (78%) patients after 7.5 mg (Table 2).
Surgery was carried out via a high posterolateral incision (using the skin incision made during chest surgery) with the patient in the lateral decubitus position (Figure 3).
Patient was placed in right lateral decubitus position, supported by axillary rolls with head supported by a donut.
They were placed in the left lateral decubitus position and the ultrasound probe was inserted transrectally.
If possible, the patient should be placed in the left lateral decubitus position. If there is any contraindication to lateral decubitus positioning, the patient should be tilted approximately 15[degrees] with a wedge under the right buttock, which displaces the uterus laterally.
On examination of the child in the emergency ward his general condition was poor, dehydrated, was lying in lateral decubitus position with stiff neck because of pain and spasm of the neck muscles.
This was performed with the patient in the left lateral decubitus position. For the psoas compartment block, a mixture consisting of 10 ml of ropivacaine 1% and 10 ml of mepivacaine 2% was administered, with intermittent aspiration tests, over three minutes, as incremental boluses of 5 ml each, through the stimulating catheter (Stimulong Plus[R], Pajunk, Germany) inserted in the psoas compartment.
Nasogastric tube placement for duodenal and gastric decompression and mobilization into the prone or left lateral decubitus position often is effective in the acute setting.
Whereas subcutaneous emphysema causes crepitus on palpation of the affected body region, pneumomediastinum characteristically gives a positive Hamman sign (crunching or clicking noise heard synchronously with the heart beat on auscultation and best heard in the left lateral decubitus position) when it is clinically significant.
Patient was positioned in the lateral decubitus position with the affected side up.
Before the end of anaesthesia, bilateral ESP block was performed in the lateral decubitus position at T4 transverse process level using 10-MHz linear ultrasound probe (Logic E book XP General Electrics, USA).
According to a large survey, 88% of the neuroradiologists prefer performing FGLP with the patient in the prone position, while the remaining 12% preferred making the initial puncture with the patient in the lateral decubitus position (1).

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