How are shoulder dislocations reduced?

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Anantha K Mallia, DO, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Most shoulder dislocations are straightforward and can easily be reduced in the ED by using one of several techniques. However, difficult cases do occur, and clinicians need to be alert for coincident injuries and complications.


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