Reduction of anterior glenohumeral dislocations: a new closed reduction technique.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: A new closed reduction technique for anterior glenohumeral dislocations and tuberosity fracture dislocations is introduced. METHODS: Forty-one consecutive patients with an acute anterior glenohumeral dislocation or tuberosity fracture dislocation underwent closed reduction by an orthopaedic surgeon employing this new method. RESULTS: Closed reduction was successful in 88% of patients using the reduction maneuver. Associated fracture with glenohumeral dislocation did not influence the success rate of the reduction maneuver. An assistant was needed in 15% of cases. No complications related to the reduction maneuver were noted amongst the cohort. CONCLUSION: This novel reduction technique is safe demonstrating excellent success rates both for anterior shoulder dislocations and tuberosity fracture-dislocations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gage, MJ; Park, BK; Strauss, EJ

Published Date

  • February 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 22 - 25

PubMed ID

  • 27973978

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2326-3660

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00913847.2017.1272400


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England