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Supine position

This position allows free access to both the lateral and the medial sides by hip rotation and fluoroscopic imaging in both planes.

The patient is positioned supine on a radiolucent operating table extension with the foot brought to the end of the table. The injured leg is elevated on folded linen or a molded foam cushion. A bump consisting of a single rolled blanket is placed beneath the ipsilateral hip. This will help avoid the leg’s tendency to externally rotate.

The image intensifier is on the side opposite the injured limb.