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Prone

Positioning

Once the patient is anesthetized the patient is carefully turned over onto the operating table making certain that there is adequate padding such as chest bolsters, knee padding, and a padded facial mask. When using the facial mask make certain of adequate padding to prevent eye injuries. The uninvolved arm is padded and typically tucked in at the patient's side.  The involved arm is draped free and placed on a padded operating arm support.