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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: flipflop on July 09, 2005, 01:59:48 AM

Title: figure of 4 position?
Post by: flipflop on July 09, 2005, 01:59:48 AM
Hi,

I was looking over my surgical reports and would like to know, what is the figure of 4 position?  What I am picturing is me lying on the operating table, one leg extended and the other bent, with that foot near my other knee.  From the side I think this would look like a "4."

flipflop
Title: Re: figure of 4 position?
Post by: shadehawk on July 09, 2005, 01:12:56 PM
Hi,

Think that they use this knee position during surgery to see the lateral knee compartment of the knee....

figure four position,   the patient lies with the side of the body upwards and the superior leg flexed with its ankle resting on the knee of the opposite leg so that the legs are in the shape of the number four.

Shade