Technical Trick: PDF OnlyThe Drape Tower A “Hands-Free” Draping Technique for Intraoperative Lateral Fluoroscopy ViewsLin, Carol A. MD, MA1Author Information 1Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA Correspondence and requests for reprints may be addressed to: Carol A. Lin, MD, MA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 444 S San Vicente Blvd #603, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: 310-423-9839, Fax: 310-423-9958, email@example.com The author declares no conflict of interest There are no funding sources to declare. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: May 27, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001812 Buy PAP Metrics Abstract Summary Maintaining surgical field sterility during fracture surgery is critical for reducing the likelihood of post-operative infection. Lateral fluoroscopic views are frequently obtained by rotating the emitter under the bed and up immediately adjacent to the sterile field on the side of the injured limb. Contamination can be prevented by sterilely covering the emitter with each rotation from the upright to the lateral positions. Here we describe a novel draping setup which maintains fluoroscopic coverage in a “hands-free” manner. The technique uses widely available materials and allows the surgeon to proceed with surgery without the need for additional hands to manage the drape. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.