Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Peter Trafton

Authors: Ernst Raaymakers, Inger Schipper, Rogier Simmermacher, Chris van der Werken

Proximal femur - Femoral neck fracture, transcervical or basicervical - ORIF - Cancellous screws

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Supine position (fracture table)

Position the patient supine on a fracture table. The ipsilateral arm is elevated in a sling while the contralateral uninjured leg is placed on a leg holder.


Supine on conventional table

On a conventional table, the patient is positioned supine and moved as close as possible to the edge of the table. The pelvis is lifted up by a folded sheet under the ipsilateral buttock.


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