Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Theerachai Apivatthakakul, Surapong Anuraklekha, George Babikian, Fabio Castelli, Antonio Pace, Vajara Phiphobmongkol, Raymond White, Kodi Kojima, Matthew Camuso

Tibial shaft

back to skeleton

Glossary

Flexed knee

Flex the patient’s knee over the end of the table and support the thigh with padding.

Supine position

Supine position

The patient is positioned supine on a radiolucent table or a standard operating table with a radiolucent extension.

Supine position for the ring fixator

Supine position for ring fixator

The patient is placed supine with bolsters placed under the thigh and the hindfoot.

Supine position for nailing

The patient is placed supine with the knee flexed to 90-110 degrees.

Lateral position

The patient is positioned laterally on a radiolucent table or a standard operating table with a radiolucent extension.

Prone position

Prone position

The patient is positioned prone on a radiolucent table or a standard table with a radiolucent extension.

v2.0 2012-05-13