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How do you reset a dislocated shoulder? wife just fell out

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how do you reset a dislocated shoulder?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: wife just fell out of bed and dislocated her shoulder. no medications. no insurance. Emergency room is too expensive. I don't know if the drive by doctors offices will help. Television depicts it as relatively simple.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: none. allergic to sulfer.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 4 months ago.
Thanks for your question.
I am reviewing it and will respond shortly.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 4 months ago.
I am typing your answer and would posted shortly.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 4 months ago.
Shoulder dislocation should really be reduced by a doctor or a healthcare professional who has experience doing the reduction. Having said that the easiest method of shoulder dislocation reduction is external rotation method.
I would explain it.
Patient should lie straight and should be relaxed and take deep breaths.
The person who has to reduce the shoulder should flex the elbow to 90 degrees and slowly take it towards the chest while simultaneously externally rotating the shoulder.
In most cases this technique is successful in reducing the shoulder.
If you search the YouTube you can see the technique in practice.
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