Operating Room Setting
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The chapter describes operating room setup for shoulder arthroplasty. The operating suite has one main entrance for the patient and a secondary door for sterilization area; during the surgery, the main door should be closed to minimize the staff traffic. Anesthesia equipment is located at the head of the patient; power source, cautery generator, and tubing for suction are located at the foot of the patient. Two Mayo stands, which contain the most commonly used instrument, and other one table, for the specific prosthetic equipment, are positioned on the operative side. The main light is positioned above the left shoulder of the surgeon and the secondary light on the right shoulder of the surgeon but more on the head of patient.