The conventional dorsal lithotomy position provides excellent exposure for inspection of the vulva, inserting a vaginal speculum, and performing a bimanual exam.
Because of illness, injury, or special circumstance, some patients require alternative positions, equipment, or techniques.
This 5-minute video demonstrates some of these advanced pelvic exam techniques, including:
* Frog-leg position
* Knee-chest position
* Lateral position
* Virginal speculum
* Parous speculum
* Single blade speculum
* Spoons as a speculum substitute
* Condoms or latex gloves for vaginal prolapse
* Dynamic ultrasound scanning during exams
The DVD is playable on most computers with DVD capability, and on set-top DVD players manufactured within the last few years.