Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2020 Sep 5;106(5):881-884. Epub 2020 May 5.
Department of orthopaedic surgery, Teikyo university Chiba medical center, 3426-3 Anesaki, 299-0111 Ichihara, Chiba, Japan.
Traumatic hip dislocations should be reduced gently and promptly to prevent complications such as osteonecrosis of the femoral head, heterotopic ossification, incomplete recovery of sciatic nerve injury, and fractures of the femoral neck. Many closed reduction manoeuvres have been reported; however, these manoeuvres require forceful and sustained traction, which places an enormous physical burden on surgeons. The aim of the present technical note is to describe a new reduction manoeuvre that uses a traction table to decrease the physical burden experienced by surgeons. Read More