Executive Editor: Chris Colton, Rick Buckley

Authors: Peter V Giannoudis, Hans Christoph Pape, Michael Schütz

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Knee flexed 30°
Supine positioning with abducted contralateral leg enlarge

Supine position without traction – knee flexed 30°

The patient is positioned supine on a radiolucent table with the knee in 30° flexion. The knee is supported by a cushion, or rolled sheets.

C-arm positioning enlarge

Carbon triangle

Alternatively, a carbon triangle may be used.

v2.0 2018-07-05