Patient Positioning

The patient is placed on a well-padded Jackson or standard operating room table in the lateral decubitus position (Figure 9.12). An axillary roll is positioned, and

FIGURE 9.2. Patient positioned in the lateral decubitus position; note the Kocher incision for total hip replacement. The inset shows the switching stick over the anterolateral portal in the dissected cadaver.

FIGURE 9.3. Patient in lateral decubitus position showing the soft tissue and adipose dropped lateral, exposing the prominent greater trochanter.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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