Hang Them High: A Hands-Free Technique for Limb-Holding During Surgical Preparation
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 06/20/2011
Bartlett GE et al. – This technique also can improve operating room efficiency because a member of the operating team is not engaged in holding the limb during the skin preparation and draping. The limb is also held reliably with constant in–line traction by this technique. This reduces the chance for accidental decontamination of the skin or further movement of the fracture and potential secondary soft tissue damage if the limb holder loses or changes their grip.