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

  • This reduction can be performed by a single operator
  • Minimal force is required.
  • Published success rates range from 67.6% to 87.5% - Yuen et al demonstrated a success rate of 87.5% with premedication, whereas another study reported a 75% success rate without anesthesia or assistance and no complications [46, 45, 47]

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