What are the disadvantages 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 disadvantages are as follows:

  • The patient may slip off the elevated stretcher
  • The patient must be monitored at all times
  • Equipment is necessary
  • Sufficient premedication may be necessary
  • The time required for reduction is relatively long

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