Scissoring makes length, alignment and rotational confirmation easy. Raising the injured leg facilitates reduction of any flexed proximal fragment (iliopsoas muscle).
Careful pre-cleaning of the soft tissues should be performed especially if gross contamination occurs.
Operating room personnel (ORP) need to know and confirm:
This procedure is performed with the patient under general or regional anesthesia
Long-lasting postoperative complete pain blocks for the patient with injured leg should be avoided as this could hide symptoms of a subsequent compartment syndrome.