Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

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

Proximal forearm

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Supine for anterior access
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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.

Note
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.

v1.0 2007-10-14