Definition of lithotomy position in English:

lithotomy position

Syllabification: li·thot·o·my po·si·tion


  • A supine position of the body with the legs separated, flexed, and supported in raised stirrups, originally used for lithotomy and later also for childbirth.
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    • The capillary-support pressures for calf and heel support in the standard lithotomy position are presented as a function of body weight.
    • She was placed under general anesthesia and positioned in a low lithotomy position.
    • The circulating nurse configures the OR bed to accommodate either candy-cane shaped or boot-type stirrups for the lithotomy position.

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