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Supine with manual traction

Skin disinfecting and draping

  • Maintain light manual traction on the limb during preparation to avoid excessive deformity at the fracture site.
  • Disinfect the exposed area from above the iliac crest to the mid-tibia with the appropriate antiseptic.
  • Free drape the affected limb(s) with a single-use U-drape. A stockinette covers the lower leg and is fixed with a tape. The leg is draped to be freely moved.
  • Drape the image intensifier