Shoulder Reduction - Stimson's Technique
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Shoulder Reduction - Stimson's Technique

This Shoulder Reduction – Stimson’s Technique course will teach you:

  • To restore the dislocated head of the humerus to the glenoid cavity of the scapula without injuring any vital structures. An anteriorly dislocated shoulder joint is caused by an impact on an abducted, exorotated and extended arm or impact on the posterior part of the humerus.
  • To use gravity and the patient’s body weight optimally with the Stimson´s technique

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Shoulder Reduction – Stimson’s Technique:

  • Time for pain management
  • Redislocation

With the following tips you might perform the Shoulder Reduction – Stimson’s Technique even better:

  • Neurovascular examination before manipulation
  • Imaging studies
  • Shoulder support
  • Applying weight
  • Extra weight material
  • Continuous traction
  • Counter traction
  • Elbow flexion
  • Hand positioning
  • Scapula manipulation
  • Reduction signs
  • Arm support
  • Alternative methods
  • Immobilization methods
  • Angle of the elbow
  • Neurovascular examination
  • Imaging studies after reduction

After studying the Shoulder Reduction – Stimson’s Technique course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Hill – Sachs deformity
  • Bankart lesion
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Recurrent instability
  • Greater tuberosity fractures
  • Nerve injury

You might also be interested in:
Shoulder Reduction – Spaso Technique
Shoulder Reduction – Hippocratic Technique

Step by step

Patient preparation

Shoulder

Examine

Examine the shoulder. Typical physical signs of an anteriorly dislocated shoulder joint, are a palpable prominent head of the humerus under the clavicle and loss of the deltoid contour with the shoulder appearing flattened.

Neurovascular examination

Examine the neurovascular status of the affected arm before starting the reduction. Most injuries are caused by dislocation of the joint itself but can also be caused by the reduction. Therefore neurovascular examination should be performed before and after the reduction.

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