lateral recumbent position

Sims po·si·tion

(simz),
a position to facilitate a vaginal examination, with the patient lying on her side with the lower arm behind the back, the thighs flexed, the upper one more than the lower.

Sims po·si·tion

(simz pŏ-zish'ŏn)
Placement to facilitate a vaginal examination, with the patient lying on her side with the lower arm behind the back, the thighs flexed, the upper one more than the lower.
Synonym(s): lateral recumbent position.

Sims,

J. Marion, U.S. gynecologist, 1813-1883.
Sims anoscope
Sims cannula
Sims curette
Sims dilator
Sims double-ended retractor
Sims double-ended speculum
Sims knife
Sims needle
Sims plug
Sims position - facilitates vaginal examination. Synonym(s): English position; lateral recumbent position; semiprone position
Sims probe
Sims proctoscope
Sims retractor
Sims scissors
Sims sound
Sims speculum
Sims suction tip
Sims suture
Sims tenaculum
Sims uterine sound - a slender flexible sound.
Sims vaginal decompressor
Sims vaginal speculum
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The infant was comfortable in the supine position, but inspiratory stridor occurred when she was in the prone position or left lateral recumbent position. Oropharyngeal examination revealed a smooth-surfaced mass with a vertical movement between the oropharynx and hypopharynx.
* The whole body and head will be rotated away from the affected ear to a lateral recumbent position in a face-down position.
After this step, the animals were placed in a left lateral recumbent position (Figure IB) to promote the displacement of the viscera to the contralateral side and facilitate access to the right mesovarium region.
The animal was casted on right lateral recumbent position, detorsion was done as per modified Schaffer's method.
With Robert in the supine position, I asked the RN to help me reposition him to the right lateral recumbent position. Robert had already identified this as the most comfortable position for him.
(2,3) The Clements modification method places the patient in a lateral recumbent position and requires an awkward placement of the x-ray tube and cassette.
The cow was casted in right lateral recumbent position with both fore and hind limbs tied separately (Fig.1) and detorsion was done by Schaffer's method of rotation in same direction (Fig.
Some hospitals require that the aforementioned projections be obtained with the patient standing, while recent versions of the 2 major radiographic positioning textbooks, Bontrager[12] and Ballinger,[13] describe them being performed in the lateral recumbent position. (Bontrager states in an aside that they also can be performed upright, seated on a stool.) Long and Rafert[10] describe the standing positions, but the method first described by Knutsson[14] (ie, having the patient sit while flexing forward and stand, bracing the buttocks against the table while extending backward) or a variation thereof may assess flexion/extension best while minimizing patient motion during exposure.