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J Emerg Med. 1999 May-Jun;17(3):441-4.

Whistler technique used to reduce traumatic dislocation of the hip in the emergency department setting.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Whistler Health Care Centre, British Columbia, Canada.

Abstract

The authors appraised the effectiveness of an in-line traction technique developed to reduce posteriorly dislocated hips. We had found certain application difficulties with the Allis, or modified Allis, technique, and subsequently developed a method that was easier to implement for the physician. The dislocated hip is relocated using the physician's arm to raise and maneuver the affected leg as the physician's shoulder is raised. Patient data for the case series were collected from March 1994 to March 1998.

PMID:
10338235
DOI:
10.1016/s0736-4679(99)00003-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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