Lloyd-Davies position

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Lloyd-Davies position is a medical term referring to a common position for surgical procedures involving the pelvis and lower abdomen. The majority of colorectal and pelvic surgery is conducted with the patient in the Lloyd-Davis position.

Lloyd-Davies Position

It is also known as the Trendelenburg position with legs apart. The basic angle is a 30-degree Trendelenburg with the hips flexed at 15 degrees; this can be adjusted with leg supports.

Advantages[edit]

  1. The position gives good exposure and minimizes pressure areas for longer surgeries.
  2. It has less side effects of neuropathies as compared to other positions.

Disadvantages[edit]

  1. It can precipitate compartment syndrome in muscles of calves after 5 or more hours of surgery.[1]

See also[edit]

Surgical positions

References[edit]