What are the indications for procedural sedation and analgesia during reduction of posterior 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 and analgesia are required if there is significant pain or muscle spasm. An experienced practitioner may be able to perform reduction without analgesia or sedation in a cooperative, calm patient when there is no muscle spasm.


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