We used the external rotation method for reducing anterior shoulder dislocations on 85 consecutive patients seen in our emergency department during a one-year period. In relatively inexperienced hands, the external rotation method was successful on first attempt in 80% of cases. There were no complications attributable to the technique itself. We feel that it is a successful, easy, and atraumatic method of achieving reduction in both first occurrence and recurrent anterior shoulder dislocations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians|
|State||Published - Dec 1979|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presented at the University Association for Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, May 1979. This study was supported in part by PHS Grant No. 1416043690A3. Address for reprints: Joseph E. Clinton, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415.
- dislocation, shoulder, rotation