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Mariusz Bonczar, Daniel Rikli, David Ring

Executive Editor

Chris Colton

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Prone position

The patient lies prone with the arm on a radiolucent support, or (as illustrated) a padded post. Either gives maximum freedom to approach the elbow.

The forearm should be in a position so that it can be flexed beyond 100°.

Tourniquet is optional.

Prone position