- Supine position for ring fixator
Before starting the procedure, it is good practice to confirm a number of basic but important factors.
- Confirm the patient and the limb to be operated on.
- Reevaluate the soft-tissue condition.
- Check that IV antibiotics have been started within the last 60 minutes.
- Wash the leg.
The patient is placed in a supine position.
Bolsters are placed under the thigh and the hindfoot to suspend the lower leg high enough to have maneuvering space for the rings.