Risks

4 Plexus injuries on overstretching the arms when spread out 4 Positioning injuries from lacking or inadequate padding 4 Burns from lacking moisture protection for the neutral electrode

O Figs. 21.7-21.10. Indications

All procedures to the skin and lower soft tissues on the back, buttocks and backside of the legs (haemangioma, tumours, sacrococcygeal teratoma). For anal atresia, the legs are sterile but mobile, a sterile towel roll is placed under the pelvis. In the high form, the patient has to be transferred from the supine to the prone position during the operation.

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