The design of Gao's reducing method for anterior shoulder dislocation and its clinical application
Through human autopsy, the muscular tensions of the main longitudinal transshoulder muscles were detected under various upper-limb postures. It was found that the comprehensive tensions were the least in 45°shoulder abduction and 90°elbow flexion. On this basis, the authors designed Gao's reducing method for single-person operation. With this method, 34 anterior shoulder dislocations were successfully reduced in one session. From clinical observations it was considered that in the reduction with this method, since the longitudinal transshoulder muscles were very relaxed, the operative force was saved,the safety great,the reduction easy, and the operative injury little.