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Anatomic position

Standing erect, facing forward, arms at sides, legs parallel, toes pointed forward. Used for descriptions and studies of the body

2

Decubitus position

Lying down, according to the part of the body resting on a flat surface, as in left or right lateral decubitus or dorsal or ventral decubitus

3

Dorsal recumbent position

On back with legs bent and separated, feet flat. Used for obstetrics and gynecology

4

Fowler position

On back, head of bed raised about 18 inches, knees elevated. Used to ease breathing and for drainage

5

Jackknife position

On back with shoulder elevated, legs flexed and thighs at right angles to abdomen. Used to introduce tube in the urerthra

6

Knee-chest position

On knees, head and upper chest on table, arms crossed above head. Used for gynecology and obstetrics, and for flushing the intestine

7

Lateral recumbent position

On the side with one leg flexed

8

Lithotomy position

On back, legs flexed on abdomen, thighs apart. Used for gynecologic and urologic surgery

9

Prone

Lying face down

10

Sims position

On left side, leg drawn up high and forward, left arm along back, chest forward resting on bed. Used for kidney and uterine surgery, colon examination and enemas.

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Supine

Lying face down

12

Trendelenburg position

On back with head lowered by tilting bed back at 45 degree angle. Used for pelvic and abdominal surgery, treatment of shock.