Montgomery maneuver for shoulder dystocia
In managing shoulder dystocia, my maneuver is to use my elbow to maximize mechanical advantage when applying suprapubic pressure to push the trapped shoulder down. It works well and is more efficient than having a nurse standing off to the side.
J.S. Montgomery, MD
Dr. Barbieri responds
I thank Dr. Montgomery for sharing his maneuver for dislodging the trapped anterior shoulder by using his elbow to apply suprapubic pressure. There is vast knowledge and experience in our clinical community, and sharing insights is helpful to all our readers.
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