Trendelenburg position

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Trendelenburg position (tren-del-ĕn-berg) n. a special operating-table posture for patients undergoing surgery of the pelvis or suffering from shock or to reduce blood loss in operations on the legs. The patient is laid on his back with the pelvis higher than the head, inclined at an angle of about 45°. See position. [ F. Trendelenburg (1844–1924), German surgeon]