Flashcard 3 - Anatomy and Physiology Flashcard Set for the Medical Assistant test


The correct answer is:

The patient lies on the left side with the left leg straight and right hip and knee bent; the chest and abdomen relax forward to elevate the buttocks.


Also known as left lateral, this position is used for examination and treatment of the rectum and/or perineum. It may also be used to examine the prostate in men if the knee-chest position is not tolerable.

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