The Noergaard Technique for Anterior Shoulder Dislocation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03649373|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 28, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Anterior Shoulder Dislocation||Procedure: Noergaard technique|
In this article the investigators describe the Noergaard technique for reduction of anterior shoulder dislocations. This is an atraumatic reduction method that has proven successful through several years of practice. The investigators describe and evaluate the results of this technique through a retrospective analysis of patients admitted and treated for anterior shoulder dislocation at the emergency department (ED) of Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark, in a 1-year period.
In the Noergaard technique the patient is placed standing bend over forwards in front of the rail on a hospital bed, resting the forehead on the back of the non-affected forearm, which is put on the rail. The affected arm should now be relaxed and stretched, hanging straight down toward the floor. The patient is then instructed to attempt to relax and make pendular and circular motions with the affected arm hanging down.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||151 participants|
|Official Title:||The Noergaard Technique, a Simple and Non-traumatic Method for Reduction of Anterior Shoulder Dislocations|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 1, 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 15, 2016|
We retrospectively reviewed patient charts of all patients admitted for shoulder dislocation at the ED at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014. A total of 151 patients' charts were reviewed.
Procedure: Noergaard technique
The patient is placed standing in an upright position in front of the rail on a hospital bed. Legs should be stretched with a wide well balanced stance. The patient is then instructed to bend forwards, resting the forehead on the back of the non-affected forearm, which is put on the rail. The affected arm should now be relaxed and stretched, hanging straight down toward the floor. The patient is then instructed to attempt to relax and make pendular and circular motions with the affected arm hanging down. Successful reduction occurs when sufficient muscle relaxation allows the humeral head to reposition to its natural position in the glenoid fossa. Often the patient will experience a popping sensation when the shoulder is reduced.
- Successful shoulder reduction after anterior shoulder dislocation. [ Time Frame: 30 min. ]Successful shoulder reduction occurs when sufficient muscle relaxation allows the humeral head to reposition to its natural position in the glenoid fossa.
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|Study Director:||Nikolaj Erin-Madsen, MD||Copenhagen University Hospital of Hvidovre|