The Scientific World Journal / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Clinical Study

Randomized Controlled Trials of Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation in Lateral Decubitus and Supine Position on Treatment of Intertrochanteric Fractures

Figure 1

Surgical procedures in the lateral decubitus position. (a) Before treatment, these patients maintained lateral decubitus position, and the disinfection soft pillow was set between the legs, and the healthy limb maintained flexion of their hip and knee. (b) X films are obtained from anterior and posterior positions of hip. (c) C-arm in the “over the top” position to obtain the lateral X films of the hip and maintain approximately 60° with the horizontal plane. (d) Before treatment, X film in intertrochanteric fractures (left side; AO type, 1A1.2); (e) and (f) After treatment, the lateral and anteroposterior X films of the hip are showed, respectively.

Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2020, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.