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CLINICAL COMMENTARY ­– ON THE SIDELINES                 

Sideline management of acute dislocation of the glenohumeral joint:  a unique approach to athlete self-reduction.

Authors:  Smith D, Hoogenboom BJ

The acute anterior dislocation of the glenohumeral joint (GHJ) poses a challenge to sports medicine providers at all levels and in all settings.  Quick and effective relocation of the GHJ is an important skill for on the sideline or on the field management of this type of dislocation when appropriate and allowable by facility protocol.  This clinical suggestion describes one possible technique for athlete self-reduction that may be appropriate in some circumstances. 

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