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Definition of Lithotomy position

Lithotomy position: Position in which the patient is on their back with the hips and knees flexed and the thighs apart. The position is often used for vaginal examinations and childbirth.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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