Supine positioning for surgical repair of the Achilles tendon.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this article, we describe supine positioning for Achilles tendon surgery. We find this to be a safer and more efficient method than either prone or lateral positioning. It allows easier access for airway monitoring, it does not compromise access to the surgical site, and it requires less setup time for both anesthesia and surgical positioning, thereby potentially saving time in the operating room.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gluck, GS; Parekh, SG

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 603 - 604

PubMed ID

  • 19239876

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1542-2224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.jfas.2008.08.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States