Captain Morgan hip reduction

4 Aug

quick review of this technique, which works great, and takes much less effort than standing on the bed breaking a sweat (my personal recent N of 3 in recent months has been a 3 for 3 success rate)


Provider’s leg up on the stretcher, a-la Captain Morgan’s pose.

Patients leg bent over provider’s thigh

Provider pushes up with their foot, pulls down (lever-action) on patient’s lower leg

Pop’s back into place.

VIDEO ASSIST: (start at the 0:45 mark if you’re short on time)


ORIGINAL ARTICLE (Hendey & Avila):

12/13 successful reduction; only failure had an intra-articular fragment that needed the OR


There you go. Add it to the toolbox.


References: video, picture, article


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