A comparative study of the Milch method and the Spaso method in the reduction of anterior dislocation of the shoulder

Chaitanya P. R., Naveen P. R., Kiran Kumar H. G.


Background: The Milch and Spaso methods are used for reduction of anterior shoulder dislocation of the shoulder. This study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of these two methods.

Methods: Sixty patients with anterior glenohumeral dislocation were included in this study. 30 patients were reduced by each of the 2 methods and the efficacy and the pain experienced by the patient was studied.

Results: Both methods were found to be equally efficacious. The pain felt by the patient was lower in the Milch method but this was not statistically significant.

Conclusions: Both the Milch and the Spaso methods are equally effective methods for reduction of anterior dislocation of the shoulder.


Milch, Spaso, Anterior dislocation shoulder, Glenohumeral dislocation

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