Sool's method of dislocated shoulder reduction—Cunningham technique redux?

      In response to this reader's comments, we would note that there is no evidence of effectiveness of the “Cunningham technique”. Indeed, we had tried Cunningham technique on some patients with anterior shoulder dislocation a few years before but found that Cunningham technique required skillful technique and more than a few minutes for serial massage of muscles of the affected arm and shoulder girdles. Even though we did not track precise data, successful reduction rate of Cunningham technique was too low to apply in the busy ED. In contrast, ‘Sool's method’, shown in video supplement, only took less than 2 minutes.
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        • Lee JH
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        Am J Emerg Med. 2016; ([Epub ahead of print])
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