Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur

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Glossary

Supine - unilateral leg support
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Place the patient supine on a radiolucent operating table and flex the knee of the injured leg, with the lower leg and foot hanging free.

This positioning allows for AP and lateral fluoroscopy, without further movement of the contralateral leg.

The contralateral leg should be well padded and positioned without pressure on the calf, in order to prevent peroneal nerve damage, or calf or thigh compartment syndromes.

v1.0 2008-12-03