Executive Editor: Ernst Raaymakers, Joseph Schatzker, Rick Buckley

Authors: Matthias Hansen, Rodrigo Pesantez

Proximal tibia

Overview

Lateral position i

The patient is placed in a lateral position with all bony prominences padded. The affected top leg is extended. The bottom leg is flexed and positioned more anterior.

Supine position i

Prepare the limb from the ankle to the groin and drape the foot which will allow free mobility of the whole limb. Place a sterile pack under the knee to maintain 30 degrees of flexion.

Prone position i

Place the patient prone. Prepare the limb from the ankle to the groin and drape the foot. This will allow full knee flexion.

Floating position i

This position can be used for operating on the top leg for a lateral approach or the bottom leg for a medial approach to the proximal tibia.

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