What are the disadvantages 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 main disadvantage is a success rate that may be lower than those obtained with other methods. Previously documented success rates were approximately 80%; however, some reports cited first-attempt success rates of 89-90%, mostly without the use of sedation. [42, 43]


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