Now hold on a minute all you evil 'uns. Kocher's performed correctly should
never result in a fracture of the humerus, not least because the majority of
these dislocations occur in a younger population. Older folk tend to
fracture rather than dislocate. But I'm a great believer that the precise
technique doesn't much matter in this condition, so whatever you're
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doc Holiday" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Post reduction x-rays for anterior shoulder dislocation
> >I don't like using Kochers because I have seen one person sustain a
> >spiral fracture of a humerus. But that is only anectdotal medicine...and
> >not EBM I suppose.
> --> Most "evidence" is an analysis of anecdotes... Anyway I agree with
> your decision re Kocher's without having been a witness to an anecdote.
> While you are in one of your entonox "parties"... Close your eyes...
> Imagine you are a bad person... Imagine you wanted to take a little 'ol
> lady and break her humerus using only your bare hands... Now imagine
> further than you have no knowledge of martial arts and you also want to
> make it look "professional"... Would you EVER be able to imagine a better
> way to do it than Kocher's?
> Now, WAKE UP!!!