- Supine for anterior access
Supine positioning 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. A pneumatic tourniquet is placed around the upper arm and inflated at the surgeon’s discretion.
For the application of external fixation, a radiolucent arm table is strongly recommended for image intensifier use. The elbow can be flexed for access to the posterior ulna pin sites.