CME: Hip Reduction Techniques

Reducing a dislocated hip can be a physically challenging procedure but if done with good technique, can be a much more successful and less challenging endeavour. Here is Sam’s talk on hip reduction techniques, including multiple video examples.


  • Quick links to the reduction video examples:

Allis Method:

Captain Morgan Technique:

Whistler Technique:

East Baltimore Lift:

Note – as suggested by Prof Ian Rogers – For a more “back friendly” approach! – this technique could also be done in reverse – by setting up at standing height (with two similarly sized people facing toward the feet) and then lowering the bed – using the patients bodyweight, rather than lifting, to facilitate reduction.

Lindsay Showers
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