Femoral Nerve Injury Secondary to Prolonged Dorsal Lithotomy Position - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing, Anatomy Illustration



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Femoral Nerve Injury Secondary to Prolonged Dorsal Lithotomy Position - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing

 

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Femoral Nerve Injury Secondary to Prolonged Dorsal Lithotomy Position - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This medical illustration diagram clearly pictures a femoral nerve injury resulting from the patient sitting for a prolonged period of time in the dorsal lithotomy position. During some forms of obstetric (OB/GYN) surgery, labor and delivery, or other procedures, women may sit for a long time in the 'stirrup' position. The nerves of the hip and pelvis may suffer from stretching and compression if the patient is kept in the position for too long.

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