What are the advantages of the traction-countertraction 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 traction-countertraction technique are as follows:

  • This traditional method is familiar to most clinicians
  • The success rate is high; thus, the procedure is useful in patients with severe muscle spasm or pain and in those who cannot relax

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