Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2021; 81(04): 447-468
DOI: 10.1055/a-1378-4209
GebFra Science

The Prevention of Positioning Injuries During Gynecologic Surgery. Guideline of the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG (S2k Level, AWMF Registry Number 015/077, October 2020)

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Markus C. Fleisch
1   Landesfrauenklinik, HELIOS Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
Werner Bader
2   Zentrum für Frauenheilkunde, Klinikum Bielefeld Mitte, Bielefeld, Germany
Kai Balzer
3   Klinik für Gefäßchirurgie, GFO Kliniken, Bonn, Germany
Luisa Bennefeld
1   Landesfrauenklinik, HELIOS Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
Carsten Boeing
4   Klinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, AMEOS Klinikum St. Clemens Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Dorothee Bremerich
5   Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Universitätsklinikum Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Paul Gass
6   DGGG Leitliniensekretariat, Germany
Verena Geissbuehler
7   Department für Gynäkologie, St. Claraspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Martin C. Koch
8   Frauenklinik, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Monika J. Nothacker
9   AWMF-Institut für Medizinisches Wissensmanagement, Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Klaus Pietzner
10   Charité Frauenklinik, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Stefan P. Renner
11   Frauenklinik, Klinikum Böblingen, Böblingen, Germany
Thomas Römer
12   Frauenklinik, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Weyertal, Köln, Germany
Stephan Roth
13   Klinik für Urologie, HELIOS Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
Florian Schütz
14   Klinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Diakonissen Krankenhaus Speyer, Speyer, Germany
Wilhelm Schulte-Mattler
15   Klinik für Neurologie, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Jalid Sehouli
10   Charité Frauenklinik, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Kristina Lippach
16   Pflegewissenschaften und Praxisentwicklung, LMU München, München, Germany
Karl Tamussino
17   Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Universitätsklinikum Graz, Graz, Austria
Alexander Teichmann
18   Sichuan Center for Gynaecology and Breast Surgery, Dept. of Perinatal Medicine, Medical University of Southwest China, Luzhou (Sichuan), China
Clemens Tempfer
19   Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Marienhospital Herne, Universitätsklinikum Bochum, Bochum/Herne, Germany
Marc Thill
20   Klinik für Gynäkologie und Gynäkologische Onkologie, Agaplesion Markus Krankenhaus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg
21   Frauenklinik, Nordwest Krankenhaus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Konstantinos Zarras
22   Abteilung für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Minimalinvasive Chirurgie des VVKD Marienhospitals Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
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Purpose Positioning injuries are relatively common, forensically highly relevant complications of gynecologic surgery. The aim of this official AWMF S2k-guideline is to provide statements and recommendations on how to prevent positioning injuries using the currently available literature. The literature was evaluated by an interdisciplinary group of experts from professional medical societies. The consensus on recommendations and statements was achieved in a structured consensus process.

Method The current guideline is based on the expired S1-guideline, which was updated by a systematic search of the literature and a review of relevant publications issued between February 2014 and March 2019. Statements were compiled and voted on by a panel of experts.

Recommendations The guideline provides general and specific recommendations on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of positioning injuries.

Publication History

Received: 26 January 2021
Received: 02 December 2020

Accepted: 29 January 2021

Article published online:
14 April 2021

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