trochanter roll


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roll

 [rōl]
1. to turn along an axis while moving forward along a surface.
2. the act of rolling.
3. an object that has been rolled into a cylindrical shape.
pelvic roll pelvic rotation.
trochanter roll a wedge (usually a rolled towel) placed from the crest of the ilium to midthigh to prevent external rotation of the hip when the patient is in a recumbent position.
Use of trochanter roll to prevent external rotation of hip.
See illustration.

trochanter roll

A cushion or pillow used to hold the hip of a postoperative patient in neutral position.
See: Trochanter Roll
See also: roll
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