Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Kodi Kojima, Steve Velkes, Steve Velkes, Kodi Kojima

Proximal forearm

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Glossary

Supine for posterior access

Supine for posterior access

Place the patient supine with the shoulder adducted and the elbow flexed across the torso, stabilized by an assistant, a well-padded arm rest, or a cushion.

Prone position

Prone position

The patient lies prone with the arm on a radiolucent support, or (as illustrated) on a padded post.

Lateral decubitus position

Lateral decubitus position

Place the patient in lateral decubitus position with the upper arm supported by a padded post.

Supine for lateral access

Supine for lateral access

Place the patient supine with the shoulder abducted and the arm positioned on an arm rest with the elbow flexed about 90°.

Supine for anterior access

Supine for anterior access

The patient is supine. The arm is abducted, supported on a padded table for upper extremity surgery. The elbow is extended and the forearm supinated.

 

v1.0 2007-10-14