Improved patient positioning for percutaneous nephroscopic procedures using a surgical saddle.

@article{Turner2000ImprovedPP,
  title={Improved patient positioning for percutaneous nephroscopic procedures using a surgical saddle.},
  author={Crystal D Turner and Jill Anderson and Glenn Scott Gerber},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={163 1},
  pages={199-200}
}
PURPOSE We describe modified patient positioning on the Cloward surgical saddle for use during percutaneous nephroscopic procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Cloward surgical saddle, which was designed for prone patient positioning, has been used primarily for lumbar surgery. We evaluated the use of the surgical saddle for ease of patient positioning during percutaneous nephroscopic procedures. RESULTS We have used the surgical saddle in 10 patients to date, including 1 who was 5 feet 8… CONTINUE READING

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