Treating the initial anterior shoulder dislocation--an evidence-based medicine approach.

@article{Kuhn2006TreatingTI,
  title={Treating the initial anterior shoulder dislocation--an evidence-based medicine approach.},
  author={John E. Kuhn},
  journal={Sports medicine and arthroscopy review},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={192-8}
}
  • John E. Kuhn
  • Published 2006 in Sports medicine and arthroscopy review
This manuscript presents the best available evidence to answer questions regarding the treatment of the patient with an initial anterior shoulder dislocation. The highest levels of evidence available offer the following conclusions: (1) of the many methods to reduce the dislocated shoulder, little data exist to identify the best method. Recommendations are based on low levels of evidence (levels 4 and 5). (2) Premedication with intra-articular lidocaine has fewer complications and requires a… CONTINUE READING