UMEM Educational Pearls


Patient presents with right shoulder pain following minor trauma. What's the diagnosis....and what's the Cunningham technique?


Anterior shoulder dislocation

Cunningham Technique

  • A technique for shoulder reduction that typically does not require sedation.
  • Relies on proper positioning of the patient and gentle massage of the biceps muscle while gentle traction is applied to the antecubital fossa
  • Click here for a step by step tutorial on the technique and click here for videos on the technique


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