Definition of Lithotomy position
1. Noun. A position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart; assumed for vaginal or rectal examination.
Medical Definition of Lithotomy position
1. A supine position with buttocks at the end of the operating table, the hips and knees being fully flexed with feet strapped in position. Synonym: dorsosacral position. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Lithotomy position
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1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888)
"A NEW APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING THE lithotomy position. BY THOMAS B. McBRIDE, MD [Read May 11, 1887.] I DESIRE to present to the Society, this evening, ..."
2. A Treatise on Diseases of the Anus, Rectum, and Pelvic Colon by James Percival Tuttle (1902)
"Exaggerated lithotomy position (Fig. 51).—This position is ordinarily the most convenient for operations upon the rectum, and it also has Fio. 51. ..."
3. Gynecology by Brooke Melancthon Anspach (1921)
"... this position the ordered to kneel upon the table, spreading the arms out on each FIG. 101.—Dorsal or lithotomy position. flexing the elbows. ..."
4. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"In forceps delivery the patient is Usually placed in the lithotomy position. It must be remembered that extraction of the head at the outlet with the ..."
5. Surgical and Gynaecological Nursing by Edward Mason Parker, Scott Dudley Breckinridge (1921)
"... (lithotomy) position. This position is used for perineal and vaginal operations and for operations upon the rectum. It is also used for the cystoscopic ..."