[Intraoperative posture in the surgery of lumbar disk hernia].

  title={[Intraoperative posture in the surgery of lumbar disk hernia].},
  author={J P Graftieaux and Philip A. Ades and Philippe Gomis and Jeanne Barr{\'e} and Anne L{\'e}on},
  journal={Annales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation},
  volume={12 6},
For surgery of the lumbar disc, with a posterior route, the patient is placed either in a prone, or a knee-chest, or a lateral position. They aim at facilitating the surgical access in decreasing local bleeding and collapsing the dural sheath. This benefit, as a result of the maintenance of the pressure in the epidural venous system at a low level, is… CONTINUE READING