Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

Authors: Michael Castro, Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Christina Kabbash

Metatarsals

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Glossary

Supine position
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The patient is placed supine on a radiolucent table. A well-padded bump is placed under the ankle and heel of the surgical foot to elevate the foot for improved access and stabilize against rotation.


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The nonoperative leg is secured with safety straps or taping.

To correct for external rotation of the leg and foot, a well-padded bump may be placed under the ipsilateral hip (a).

Alternatively, to correct for internal rotation of the leg and foot, a well-padded bump is placed under the contralateral hip (b).

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