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THE STATUS OF KOCHER'S METHOD OF REDUCING RECENT ANTERIOR DISLOCATION OF THE SHOULDER.

NASH, JOSEPH
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: July 1934
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A study of the literature reveals that many authors reject Kocher's method entirely, many more advise various 'modifications', and a still larger number have offered new methods of reduction, most of them involving traction. Clinical, roentgenographic, and autopsy evidence does not support Kocher's beliefs as to the role played by the muscles, the capsule, and the greater tubercle of the humerus in dislocation of the shoulder. Kocher's method for reducing dislocation of the shoulder may well be omitted from the textbooks and more physiological methods substituted.

(C) 1934 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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