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23:01 Oct 25, 2007
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German to English translations [PRO] Medical - Medical: Instruments / Description of equipment
German term or phrase:frei nach unten gelagert
Context sentence: "Ob es in der Maske zu stärkerer Oedembildung an den frei nach unten gelagerten Partien kommt, kann aus vorliegenden Daten derzeit nicht abgeleitet und beurteilt werden." This occurs in a discussion (written in Vienna) of a padded face mask to support the head of an unconscious patient in the prone position (i.e. face down). The mask leaves parts of the head free (e.g. eyes, nose, mouth) while supporting it elsewhere.
It seems to me that the parts that are "frei" are not "nach unten gelagert" - have I misunderstood it? Should "nach" be "nicht"?
Thanks if you can help.
I'm closing this without selecting one as "most helpful" as you were all more or less equally helpful, for which you have my thanks. I actually wrote "... the parts free of support from below ..." as a nearly literal translation that conveys what we think it means.
I think the parts of the face not in the mask are meant as they will be hanging facing downwards unsupported to all intents eg. nose - this will be lower than the rest and so fluid will gather I guess in the lowest point...
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open parts supported from below
Explanation: From your discussion, I would think similar to mbrodie that there are the open portions of the mask that are not covered by the mask (open) but which are still supported from below. I think the support can come from the side or diagonally onto the face so that, while the face IS supported from below, it is still open.
Just my thought.
jccantrell United States Local time: 12:07 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 11
Explanation: the parts that are no supported are hanging since they are "unten" which means down or underneath.....this fits with the resto f the textm since they mention that this might generate swelling.
Claudia53 Local time: 21:07 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish