Trendelenberg Position

In the Trendelenburg position the body is laid flat on the back (supine position) with the feet higher than the head by 15-30 degrees, in contrast to the reverse Trendelenburg position, where the body is tilted in the opposite direction.  This is a standard position used in abdominal surgery.  It allows better access to the pelvic organs as gravity pulls the intestines away from the pelvis.


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