What are the disadvantages 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 disadvantages are as follows:

  • Procedural sedation is typically required; accordingly, this method usually is not the initial method of choice
  • More than one operator is required
  • This reduction requires prolonged force and endurance
  • Equipment is needed

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