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

4 Anaesthetic induction in the supine position, padding under the shoulders

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 both arms on the arm positioning devices in 45° abduction position

4 Apply the tourniquets in position:

4 1st possibility: lower leg only, here padding and tourniquet 4 2nd possibility: thigh for tourniquet and lower leg for padding 4 Lower the leg plate on the operation side by about 30° and fit the knee holder with the radial adjusting clamp to the rail of the leg plate in a raised position at the middle of the calf, so that the leg being operated is in a horizontal position as far as possible 4 Fix the lower leg in the leg holder

4 Position the leg not being operated on the special positioning cushions, with abduction of the leg and swing down the leg plate 4 Apply the neutral electrode and connect to the HF surgery device 4 Connect the compressed air supply to the tourniquet 4 Preoperative skin disinfection as far as the perforated rubber sheet 4 Position the operating lights without switching on 4 Patient warming system

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