Shoulder Reductions

elbow technique (new!)
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scapular rotation: scapular tip pushed medially, acromion inferiorly (open-book)
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vertical pull (Spaso): lift arm vertically, fully externally rotate, and pull toward ceiling
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external rotation (Kocher): slowly rotate externally with humerus parallel to torso, then maintain externally rotate until cross midline
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lateral extension (Milch): while externally rotated and providing traction on the humerus, slowly extend laterally until above 90′
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traction-countertraction: tie sheets so that traction is pulled on humerus while body in place
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passive traction (Stimson): apply weight to extremity while pt prone (for young healthy pts only)
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oscillating method (Fares): while keeping traction, oscillate up and down while slowly extending laterally. Best if kept extremity in external rotation.
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up-close-and-personal (Cunningham): pt’s hand on your ipsil shoulder, put downward pressure on their elbow. With free hand, massage biceps and rotator cuff muscles.
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POSTERIOR dislocation traction-countertraction:
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INFERIOR dislocation traction-countertraction:
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