Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

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

Proximal forearm

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

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

A small padded table can be placed under the forearm to support the elbow in extension when necessary.

Use of a tourniquet on the proximal arm is optional.

v1.0 2007-10-14