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 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 Fit the radial adjusting clamp to the rail of the head plate, position the

Goepel leg holder 4 Spread out the arm on the side not being operated 4 Move the patient onto the healthy side

4 Move the lower arm forwards so that the weight of the upper body does not lie directly on the shoulder 4 Fit the body supports to the side rails and brace on the level of the sacrum and symphysis

4 1st possibility: position the legs with the padded cushions (normal and flat) and possibly wedge cushions 4 Fix the lower leg and the positioning aids with the body belts 4 2nd possibility: position the legs with the tunnel cushion 4 Apply the neutral electrode and connect to the HF surgery device 4 Arrange absorbent drapes or self-adhesive covers for preoperative skin disinfection 4 Position the operating lights 4 Patient warming system

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