Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Pol Rommens, Peter Trafton

Humeral shaft

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Beach chair position

The patient is placed in the beach chair position with the chest elevated about 30°.

Supine position

Supine position

Place the patient supine on the operating table. Position the arm on an arm board and abduct ca. 60 degrees to relax the deltoid muscle.

Lateral position

Place the patient lateral on the operating table with the contralateral arm on an arm board and the injured arm supported by radiolucent padding.

Prone position

The patient is positioned prone and the fractured upper arm placed freely on a radiolucent side table with the lower arm hanging down.

v1.0 2006-09-14