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Supine position for nailing

Perioperative checklist

Before starting the procedure, it is good practice to confirm a number of basic but important factors.

  • Confirm the patient and the limb to be operated on
  • Reevaluate the patient’s condition and that of the local soft tissue
  • Check that IV antibiotics have been started within the last 60 minutes
  • Wash the leg

See WHO perioperative checklist.