Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Peter Trafton

Authors: Ernst Raaymakers, Inger Schipper, Rogier Simmermacher, Chris van der Werken

Proximal femur

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Supine on conventional table

Conventional table

The patient is moved as close as possible to the edge of the table. The pelvis is lifted up by a folded sheet under the ipsilateral buttock. A shift towards the other side is avoided by a lateral support at the level of the contralateral iliac crest, so that the table can be tilted. This position interferes with a good lateral x-ray.

v2.0 2010-11-14