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Preparation and positioning

Preparation and positioning

Supine with forearm in pronation

Pronated position
Place the abducted arm on the operating side table with the forearm in pronation. In order to prevent compression of the ulnar nerve, place a cushion beneath the elbow.

Indications:

  • Open reduction and internal fixation of the distal and middle third of the radial shaft
  • Minimally invasive reduction and internal fixation of the distal radial shaft
  • Open reduction and internal fixation of the ulna
  • Insertion of proximal pins in the external fixation (both bones)