Perioperative Positioning Injuries

Mark A. Warner

in Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Perioperative Positioning Injuries

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Positioning-related injuries such as central and peripheral neuropathies, compartment syndromes, and soft-tissue injury can be reduced by considering preoperative and intraoperative factors. Preoperative considerations include normal joint range of motion, body habitus, and health status. Intraoperative considerations include compression by table attachments, duration of surgery, airway management, and use of pads and supports.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics

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