Trick of the Trade:
Captain Morgan technique
You can apply 3 forces of axial traction to the femur.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Pearls straight from "Captain" Hendey (Dr. Greg Hendey wrote the article):
The provider does not use Hand A to lift up, although it seemed that he kind of wanted to. Note that he was stepping on the hard bed under the soft gurney mattress.
The provider shows you how you really need Hand A to help you to lift.
NPR interview with the article's author and my friend, Dr. Greg Hendey (UCSF-Fresno).
Thanks to Dr. Graham Walker for letting us know about this great pearl from his new Gmergency! Tumbler site .
Hendey GW, Avila A. The captain morgan technique for the reduction of the dislocated hip. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Dec;58(6):536-40. Pubmed