Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur

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Supine position knee flexed 30°

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

It is useful to have a small sandbag just behind the same buttock to prevent external rotation of the limb.


Carbon triangle

Alternatively, a carbon triangle may be used.

v1.0 2008-12-03