National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Position Statement: Immediate Management of Appendicular Joint Dislocations.
Susan
L. Rozzi, Jeffrey M. Anderson, Scott T. Doberstein, Joseph J. Godek, Langdon A.
Hartsock, and Edward G. McFarland (2019). Journal of Athletic Training
In-Press.
The
National Athletic Trainers’ Association released a position statement “to
provide certified athletic trainers (ATs) with recommendations and guidelines
for the immediate management of patients with joint dislocations.” The document
includes 27 recommendations related to legal considerations, technique and
skill considerations, general patient management, and joint-specific
recommendations. The recommendations are followed by an extensive literature
review.