Management of prehospital shoulder dislocation: feasibility and need of reduction

@article{Helfen2015ManagementOP,
  title={Management of prehospital shoulder dislocation: feasibility and need of reduction},
  author={Tobias Helfen and Ben Ockert and P. Pozder and Markus P Regauer and Florian Haasters},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={357-362}
}
Dislocation of the shoulder is rare in the prehospital setting. The medical specialities of the emergency physicians are heterogeneous, and the level of experience is different. Aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, sufficiency, and need of prehospital reduction. Over 12 months, 16 rescue stations in Germany and Austria documented cases. Points of examination were: incidence of reduction, influence of pathological findings, therapy and effectiveness of reduction. We included 70… CONTINUE READING