Kraske position

an anatomic position in which the patient is prone, with hips flexed and elevated, head and feet down. The position is used for renal surgery, as it enlarges the costovertebral angle, allowing the surgeon to have optimal access to the kidneys.
Etymology: Paul Kraske, Swiss surgeon, 1851-1930.

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Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.
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