Orthoplastic Surgery & Orthopedic Care International Journal

A New Method for Reduction of Shoulder Dislocations

  • Open or Close L Prakash*

    Institute for Special Orthopaedics, India

    *Corresponding author: L Prakash, Institute for Special Orthopaedics, 29, Karuneegar Street, Nerkundrum, Chennai -600107, India

Submission: October 26, 2017; Published: February 23, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/OOIJ.2018.01.000511

ISSN: 2578-0069
Volume1 Issue3


A new method of reduction of anterior dislocations of shoulder is described, which requires neither analgesia or anaesthesia/ pre-med, assistants, or traction, is reproducible, and yet provides reduction in almost every case including dislocations delayed up to three months. Several methods of reducing an acute anterior dislocation of the shoulder have been described [1-24]. Around ten years back, the author introduced a different method, in which the shoulder was reduced painlessly, and without anaesthesia in 87 consecutive cases over a decade, including delayed and neglected dislocations of up to three months duration.

The method was announced and described by an internet video in May 2016, and since then more than twenty thousand shoulders have been reduced in various centres of the world with ease, without anaesthesia, and with reproducible success in every case, if it was done exactly the same way as described by the author. This paper describes the method, and analyses the results of the first hundred and forty seven cases reduced by this method.

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