What are the advantages of the Stimson maneuver for the 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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The advantages of the Stimson maneuver are as follows:

  • No assistance is required
  • The shoulder is reduced with minimal force (gravity and weights)
  • Success rates are high - Scapular manipulation, with proper sedation, has a success rate of 96% [40]

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