When is procedural sedation used in reduction of shoulder dislocations?

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Anantha K Mallia, DO, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Procedural sedation may be necessary in patients who are anxious or uncooperative, those with a high degree of muscle spasm, or those who have undergone unsuccessful attempts at reduction without premedication. [7]


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