Rose position

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Rose position is a position in which a patient is placed while undergoing a tonsillectomy,[1]adenoidectomy or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.[2]

Position[edit]

In this position both the head and neck are extended. This is done by keeping a sand bag under the patient's shoulder blade. For a patient with a kyphosis or a stiff neck, raise the head piece of the table so that the head ring really does support the head.[3] Its contraindicated in patients with Down's syndrome owing to atlanto-axial instability.[4]

History[edit]

This position owes its name to a staff nurse by name Rose who suggested this position to the surgeon.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Souza; C. Et Al. (1 January 1995). Textbook Of The Ear, Nose And Throat. Orient Blackswan. p. 180. ISBN 978-81-250-0275-8. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ K. J. Lee; Elizabeth H. Toh (11 July 2007). Otolaryngology: A Surgical Notebook. Thieme. p. 56. ISBN 978-3-13-138351-8. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Ramyad, Chandra (2010). "WikiSurgery - Information on Tonsillectomy". wikisurgery.com. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Norbert F. Voelkel; William MacNee (2002). Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases. PMPH-USA. p. 380. ISBN 978-1-55009-133-5. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Balu, T (2007). "Tonsillectomy by Dr. T. Balu". drtbalu.co.in. Retrieved 16 August 2012.