Have you ever been at a footy or rugby match, or on a skifield and seen someone with a dislocated shoulder? Ever wondered whether it is worth trying to relocate the shoulder “in-the-field”, before xrays, analgesia or transfer to a hospital? Have you thought it might be better for the patient if they got their shoulder in sooner rather than later?
This month Gerard Fennessy shares his experiences on a skifield, dealing with in-the-field dislocations. He talks about sedation and analgesia in remote locations, as well as the use of non-traction/countertraction techniques to make the relocation safer for the patient. Maybe you have your own views to share? Click here for more.