Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur Partial articular, frontal/coronal, posterior condyle - ORIF - posterior screws for small fragments

Overview

Prone position i

Position the patient prone on a radiolucent table. Place cushions under the chest, pelvis, distal thigh, ankle and eyes, to avoid pressure sores.

The prone position is used for posterior approaches to the popliteal area, or for the repair of posterior wounding, neurovascular surgery, etc.

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