Beach chair position
The patient is placed in the beach chair position with the chest elevated about 30°.
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.
Place the patient lateral on the operating table with the contralateral arm on an arm board and the injured arm supported by radiolucent padding.
The patient is positioned prone and the fractured upper arm placed freely on a radiolucent side table with the lower arm hanging down.