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Pediatric proximal forearm

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Glossary

Supine position for casting

The patient is positioned supine and the forearm may be placed in finger traps.

Supine position

The patient is positioned supine and the forearm is placed on an arm table.

Lateral decubitus position

The patient is positioned in a lateral decubitus position on the uninjured side, as close as possible to the edge of the table.

The injured arm is placed either on a gutter support beneath the upper arm, or over a padded arm roll under the elbow.

Prone position

The patient is positioned prone and the forearm hanging free supported with a bolster under the distal humerus.

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