chriscole wrote:Glad he was pulling your leg.... but chucking a foot in the armpit and pulling the arm was/is a valid technique for shoulder reduction... known as the Hippocratic method.
Yes, well known reduction technique. But could never bring myself to sticking my socks covered foot into a patient's armpit. Not elegant with all the tugging and screams. Far easier to strap a heavy sandbag to the patient's arm and let it dangle and swing after a good shot of analgesia and muscle relaxant. Leg gravity do the work. Takes a little longer and has never failed.