Spaso technique

Spaso Miljesic Croatian nurse specialist Spaso technique

Spaso Miljesic (1946 – ) Croatian, Nurse Specialist. Famous for the ‘Spaso technique‘ for shoulder dislocations described in 1998.

Spaso first noted patients wanted to hold their dislocated arms away from their body. While doctors were preparing medications for sedation he used to hold the patient’s arm in the same position of comfort.

He started noticing that if this line of traction was continued the dislocated shoulder would easily reduce and hence the development of his technique.

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Dr Neil Long BMBS FACEM FRCEM FRCPC. Emergency Physician at Kelowna hospital, British Columbia. Loves the misery of alpine climbing and working in austere environments (namely tertiary trauma centres). Supporter of FOAMed, lifelong education and trying to find that elusive peak performance.

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