Risks

4 Dislocation in the leg holder

4 Injury to the femoral nerve under hyperextension of the other hip, therefore positioning cushion (black) under the other thigh

D Fig. 20.10. Supine position on universal operating table with 4-sec-tion leg plates

D Fig. 20.11. Lower segment of the leg plate folded down and thigh fixed in a knee holder

D Fig. 20.12. Thigh padded to prevent pressure from the knee holder, at the same time this acts as tourniquet

D Fig. 20.13. Healthy leg lowered and abducted, thigh padded/raised with special positioning cushion (MHH) to prevent hyperextension in the hip joint

Fig. 20.15. Special covering for arthroscopy of the knee

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