What are the advantages of external rotation for the reduction of shoulder dislocation?

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Anantha K Mallia, DO, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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The advantages of external rotation are as follows:

  • This reduction is tolerated well by patients [42]
  • The procedure can be performed by a single operator
  • Premedication is not necessary
  • The reduction can be done quickly and easily
  • No force or traction is necessary

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