Derek Donegan, Michael Huo, Michael Leslie
The patient is positioned supine on a conventional table and moved as close as possible to the edge of the table. The pelvis is lifted up by a folded sheet under the ipsilateral buttock.
Operating room personnel (ORP) need to know and confirm:
This procedure is performed with the patient under general or regional anesthesia.
A radiolucent table or a fracture specific table, that can provide traction through the foot and ankle, may be used.
The choice depends on surgeon's experience and preference.