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ACE Report #5396
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Primary Shoulder Dislocation: Duration of Immobilization has no effect on recurrence rate

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Position and duration of immobilization after primary anterior shoulder dislocation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec 15;92(18):2924-33

Contributing Authors: WH Paterson TW Throckmorton M Koester FM Azar JE Kuhn

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9 trials examining patients with primary anterior shoulder dislocation were analyzed to determine the optimum duration and position of immobilizations to prevent recurrent dislocation. Results indicated that there was no significant difference between 1 week and greater than three week immobilization periods in terms of recurrence rate duration (p=0.52) or position of immobilization (p=0.07) in th...

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