Which exams should be performed prior to an attempted reduction of an inferior shoulder dislocations?

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Anantha K Mallia, DO, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Before any attempted reduction of an inferior shoulder dislocation, a neurovascular examination should be performed to screen for the presence of nerve or vascular injury, and it should be repeated after reduction to document any change.


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