Abducted contralateral leg
The patient is positioned supine with the contralateral leg flexed and abducted.
Supine position without traction
The patient is positioned supine on a radiolucent table. The pelvis may be elevated by a firm cushion.
The patient is positioned supine with both legs in traction on a traction table.
Lateral decubitus position
The patient is positioned in lateral decubitus with the contralateral leg resting on the fracture table.
Knee flexed 30°
The patient is positioned supine on a radiolucent table with the knee in 30° flexion.
Unilateral leg support
The patient is placed supine on a radiolucent operating table, and the knee of the injured leg is flexed, the lower leg and foot hanging free.
Elevated fractured leg
The injured leg is elevated 30-40° to facilitate reduction of any flexed proximal fragment.