Patient Heal Thyself!
Have you ever wanted to teach your patients how to relocate their own shoulders? Well now you can!
The Boss-Holzach-Matter technique is an autoreduction technique that you can teach your patient to do, directly in the Emergency Department. For full instructions, click here (with thanks to Dr D Ceroni, who kindly gave permission to use the graphic and technique on our site).
It’s especially useful for recurrent spontaneous dislocators – you know the ones who dislocate with simple things like getting dressed or rolling over in bed! The last thing they want is to spend 5 hours in the ED waiting for the morphine and midazolam to wear off.
This simple-to-teach technique also has a patient handout that you can print out.