Intraoperative prone position for wide awake thumb surgery.
Wide awake, local anesthesia, no tourniquet hand surgery is a growing field of hand surgery with many advantages described in the literature. This technique is safely performed with the patient in prone position and offer several advantages.
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... patient was somewhat anxious in the beginning, so the prone position was helpful since it made it harder for him to look at his hand. He was easily distracted with a movie playing on a laptop computer easily positioned at his eye level (Figure 2). He was comfortable lying on his abdomen with a pillow for head sup- port. ...