McRoberts maneuver


McRoberts maneuver

The McRoberts maneuver is employed in case of shoulder dystocia during childbirth and involves hyperflexing the mother's legs tightly to her abdomen. This widens the pelvis, and flattens the spine in the lower back (lumbar spine). If this maneuver does not succeed, an assistant applies pressure on the lower abdomen (suprapubic pressure), and the delivered head is also gently pulled. The technique is effective in about 42% of cases.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Kish, Karen; Joseph V. Collea (2003). "Malpresentation & Cord Prolaps (Chapter 21)". In Alan H. DeCherney. Current Obstetric & Gynecologic Diagnosis & Treatment. Lauren Nathan (Ninth Edition ed.). Lange/McGraw-Hill. pp. 381–382. ISBN 0-07-118207-1. 



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