Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker

Authors: Jonas Andermahr, Michael McKee, Diane Nam

Scapula

Overview

There is no preparation associated with the therapy you selected. However, the list below shows all available preparations.

Lateral i

The lateral position is used for dorsal approaches to the shoulder joint, glenoid or scapula.

Prone i

The prone position is reserved for procedures that require extensive exposure of the scapular body and/or glenoid neck.

Beach chair i

The beach chair provides anterior and lateral access to the shoulder joint while prohibiting posterior open approaches.

Supine i

The supine position facilitates combined surgical approaches for a polytrauma patient.

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