What are the advantages of the Milch technique 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 the Milch technique are as follows:

  • This reduction is tolerated well by patients
  • Procedural sedation is not necessary
  • The reduction can be performed by a single operator
  • Minimal force is required
  • Success rates are in the range of 70-90% [39, 44]

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