Andrew Howard, Theddy Slongo, Peter Schmittenbecher
The following are essential for successful surgery:
Before treatment discuss the following information with the patient/parents/carers:
Operating room personnel (ORP) need to know and confirm:
The surgeon should make sure that:
Position the patient prone with the forearm hanging free supported with a bolster under the distal humerus.
Position the C-arm parallel to the operating table.
For AP view extend the elbow.
For lateral view rotate the C-arm, not the forearm.
With an assistant holding the arm, disinfect the entire arm down to the fingertips.
Drape the hand in a glove or leave it free.
Drape the arm up to the shoulder.
The optimal position of the surgeon is perpendicular to the operating table in front of the elbow.
The position of the screen should allow a direct view for the surgeon.
The position of operating room personnel should permit ergonomic assistance.