Executive Editor: Amy Kapatkin General Editor: Noel Moens

Authors: Mary Sarah Bergh

Distal Femur

back to skeleton

Glossary

Dorsal recumbency position

The patient is placed in dorsal recumbency on the surgery table with the pelvic limb abducted and the femur perpendicular to the spine (frog-leg position).

Lateral recumbency position

The patient is placed in lateral recumbency on the surgery table with the injured limb uppermost.

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