Which patients are more likely to require higher levels of analgesia, muscle relaxation, or procedural sedation for reduction of an inferior shoulder dislocation?

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Anantha K Mallia, DO, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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In general, younger and more anxious patients, those with no previous history of shoulder dislocations, and those whose injury occurred a significant amount of time before presentation are more likely to require higher levels of analgesia, muscle relaxation, or procedural sedation.


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