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ACE Report #9059
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COA 2016: External vs. internal immobilization on recurrence rate in shoulder dislocation

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Immobilization in External Rotation After Primary Shoulder Dislocation Reduces the Risk of Recurrence in Young Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: JC Murray A Leclerc S Pelet

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


50 patients with anterior shoulder dislocation were randomized to receive sling immobilization in either external or internal rotation for the purpose of comparing recurrent dislocation and healing rate of labral lesions (when present) over a 24-month follow-up period. The results demonstrated that recurrence and healing rates were comparable between immobilization groups. However, a subgroup anal...

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