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SHOULDER SUBLUXATION-MANAGEMENT

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SHOULDER SUBLUXATION-MANAGEMENT

1. Pros of shoulder slings: may be used when the patient ambulates for comfort and may present further trauma.

2. Cons: may encourage contractures in shoulder adduction/internal rotation or elbow flexion.

3. Other treatments: FES, arm board, arm trough, lap board (particularly in wheelchair users).

4. Prevention: early reactivation of shoulder muscles (supraspinatus, deltoid) using FES or using passive support (arm trough).


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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