Lateral Decubitus Position for Minimally Invasive Surgery for Correct of Hallux Valgus Deformity
The supine position is favored among surgeons performing minimally invasive surgery for bunion correction. This can present challenges, however, for hand positioning during burr utilization, angular correction, and screw placement.
Outside the box
A novel lateral decubitus position is described for MIS hallux valgus correction. The technique assists surgeons in creating more reproducible images while making the procedure more predictable, possibly reducing operating time.
The quick summary
Operative side down
Operative limb overhanging the OR table at the midcalf-level
Contralateral limb flexed at the knee and secured to the table
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