Dislocated shoulder reduction: Suprascapular nerve block reduces hospital stay
A comparison of suprascapular nerve block and procedural sedation analgesia in shoulder dislocation reductionAm J Emerg Med. 2014 Jun;32(6):549-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.02.014. Epub 2014 Feb 17.
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Twenty one patients presenting with a dislocated shoulder in the emergency department were randomized to receive either procedural sedation analgesia (SA) or an ultrasound-guided suprascapular nerve block (SNB) prior to reduction. This study aimed to compare hospital stay and reduction success between these techniques. Results indicated comparable success rates between groups, but a significantly ...
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