Beach Chair Position Nerve Injury. The beach-chair position has been associated with cervical neurapraxia pneumothorax and the potential for end-organ hypoperfusion injuries when deliberate hypotension is used. Keeping the head aligned.
1 In 2005 Pohl and Cullen published a 4-patient case series describing catastrophic cerebral ischemia in patients undergoing shoulder surgery in the BCP. The beach-chair position when adopted for prolonged periods may result in sciatic nerve compression injury. The patients position will usually depend upon the operation being performed and the surgeons prefer-ence.
Postoperative Immobilization The positioning of the extremity after an operation may also contribute to nerve compromise.
The beach chair position is a reliable safe and effective position to perform nearly all types of shoulder arthroscopic procedures. The patients position will usually depend upon the operation being performed and the surgeons prefer-ence. Keeping the head aligned. Arthroscopic repair of the shoulder is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the united states.