Does Intra-Articular Lidocaine Work for Shoulder Reduction?
Intra-articular lidocaine (IAL) is a safe alternative for the reduction of anterior shoulder dislocations and may have similar efficacy to intravenous (IV) sedation, with fewer adverse events and shorter ED length of stay.
Intra-articular lidocaine versus intravenous sedation for closed reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation in the emergency department: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CJEM. 2022 Dec;24(8):809-819. doi: 10.1007/s43678-022-00368-z. Epub 2022 Oct 1.