Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Mariusz Bonczar, Daniel Rikli, David Ring

Distal humerus

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Glossary

Prone position
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The patient lies prone with the arm on a radiolucent support, or (as illustrated) a padded post. Either gives maximum freedom to approach the elbow.

The forearm should be in a position so that it can be flexed beyond 100 degrees.

Tourniquet is optional.

v1.0 2007-06-21