Positioning

4 Standard operating table position 1, position 2 or universal operating table

4 Anaesthetic preparation and induction in supine position with 2 adapted arm positioning devices 4 Transfer to the prepared operating table in the induction room 4 Position both tables next to each other, with the prepared table lowered 4 Place the patient in prone position on the padded cushion of the prepared operating table and take him into the theatre 4 Normal positioning of the operating table in the theatre 4 When positioning the patient, take appropriate measures to prevent decubitus at areas which are subjected to pressure 4 Position the head on the special head positioning cushion 4 Position both arms on the arm positioning devices 4 Apply the neutral electrode and connect to the HF surgery device 4 Connect the compressed air supply to the tourniquet 4 Arrange self-adhesive covers for preoperative skin disinfection 4 Position the operating lights 4 Patient warming system

D Fig. 18.26. Prone position on CRP operating table 1150.16 with CRP head plate for 360°C use of the image intensifier at the knee

18.4 Lower leg

18.4.1 Supine position

O Figs. 18.28-18.33. Indications

Access to the shaft of the tibia, lateral access to the fibula, lateral and medial access to the head of the tibia for fractures, misalignment, pseudarthrosis, osteitis, tumour and fibula removal.

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