What Is a Dorsal Position?

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The dorsal recumbent position of the patient is a position in which the person lies on his back on the table in the examination room. His knees are bent with his feet flat on the table but also rotated outward.

The dorsal recumbent position is primarily utilized in doctoral examination for a vaginal examination. The dorsal recumbent position is utilized in parallel with the application of obstetrical forceps and other procedures as a means to test for medical deficiencies. Often times it is utilized in an attempt to medically diagnose potential dangers to a person’s health and to analyze potential treatment needs.