Supine position (fracture table)
Position the patient supine on a fracture table. The ipsilateral arm is elevated in a sling while the contralateral uninjured leg is placed on a leg holder.
Supine position for nailing
Place the patient in a supine position. The ipsilateral arm is placed in arm sling. The torso should be angled 10-15° towards the contralateral side. The ipsilateral leg is put in adduction.
Supine on conventional table
On a conventional table, the patient is positioned supine and moved as close as possible to the edge of the table. The pelvis is lifted up by a folded sheet under the ipsilateral buttock.
Lateral decubitus position
The patient is positioned lateral with the ipsilateral arm in an arm sling. Place padded cushions under bony prominences.