Immobilization in external rotation after primary shoulder dislocation did not reduce the risk of recurrence: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Liavaag2011ImmobilizationIE,
  title={Immobilization in external rotation after primary shoulder dislocation did not reduce the risk of recurrence: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Sigurd Liavaag and Jens Ivar Brox and Are Hugo Pripp and Martine Enger and Lars Atle Soldal and Svein Svenningsen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 10},
  pages={897-904}
}
BACKGROUND The treatment of primary traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation varies widely from no immobilization, to two or three weeks of immobilization in internal rotation with the arm in a sling, to treatment with a brace in external rotation. The aim of the present clinical trial was to compare immobilization in internal and external rotation after anterior shoulder dislocation. METHODS One hundred and eighty-eight patients with a primary anterior traumatic dislocation of the shoulder… CONTINUE READING

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