- Supine for posterior access
Supine positioning for posterior access
Place the patient supine with the shoulder adducted and the elbow flexed across the torso, stabilized by an assistant, a well-padded arm rest, or a cushion.
Make sure that flexion and extension, pronation and supination can be achieved and provide open access for the image intensifier.
Use of a tourniquet, placed around the proximal arm, is determined by surgeon's preference.
Pillows or cushions to support the body’s rotation to the opposite side will help keep the injured arm over the chest.