Executive Editor: Steve Krikler

Authors: Renato Fricker, Jesse Jupiter, Matej Kastelec

Distal forearm

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Glossary

Supine (palmar approaches)
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Supine positioning (palmar approaches)

Position the patient supine and place the forearm on hand table.

By abducting the shoulder it is possible for the surgeon and the assistant to sit on either side of the hand table.

The position of the limb should allow complete imaging in the frontal and sagittal plane of the distal radius.

A nonsterile pneumatic tourniquet is used.
Prophylactic antibiotics are optional according to local microbiological protocols.