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Rose position

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

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Position

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. Its contraindicated in patients with Down's syndrome owing to atlanto-axial instability.

History

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

References

Rose position Wikipedia


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