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No Sweat! Bilateral Shoulder Reduction Using a Modified Davos Technique

  • Author(s): Joseph, Jijoe
  • Nguyen, Nancy
  • Olson, Dean
  • Boutin, Anthony
  • Olson, Dean
  • et al.
Abstract

Shoulder dislocations are a common entity seen and treated in the everyday practice of emergency physicians. Bilateral simultaneous shoulder dislocations, however, are rare and are only described in the literature through case reports with no consensus about how to effectively and efficiently reduce them. We present a case of a 21-year-old male who sustained bilateral simultaneous anterior shoulder dislocations after a suspected seizure. Following confirmation with radiographs, the patient’s dislocations were reduced successfully and in a timely manner using a novel method: the modified Davos technique.

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