How does joint stability affect posttreatment following traction-countertraction 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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If the joint is stable, the patient may be placed in a sling and swathe; if it is unstable, the patient may be splinted in slight abduction and neutral rotation. [48, 7]


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