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A systematic and technical guide on how to reduce a shoulder dislocation

H Alkaduhimi, J A van der Linde, M Flipsen, D F P van Deurzen, M P J van den Bekerom
Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016, 16 (4): 155-168
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OBJECTIVES: Our objective is to provide a systematic and technical guide on how to reduce a shoulder dislocation, based on techniques that have been described in literature for patients with anterior and posterior shoulder instability.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed and EMBASE query was performed, screening all relevant literature on the closed reduction techniques. Studies regarding open reduction techniques and studies with fracture dislocations were excluded.

RESULTS: In this study we give an overview of 23 different techniques for closed reduction and 17 modifications of these techniques.

DISCUSSION: In this review article we present a complete overview of the techniques, that have been described in the literature for closed reduction for shoulder dislocations. This manuscript can be regarded as a clinical guide how to perform a closed reduction maneuver, including several technical tips and tricks to optimize the success rate and to avoid complications.

CONCLUSION: There are 23 different reduction techniques with 17 modifications of these techniques. Knowledge of the different techniques is highly important for a good reduction.

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