In reduction-the extension of the thigh is to be powerful, and the
adjustment what is common in all such cases, with the hands, or a
board, or a lever, which, in dislocations inward, should be round,
and in dislocations outward, flat; but it is mostly applicable in
dislocations outward. Dislocations inward are to be remedied by means
of bladders, extending to the bare part of the thigh, along with extension
and binding together of the limbs. The patient may be suspended, with
his feet a little separated from one another, and then a person inserting
his arm within the affected limb, is to suspend himself from it, and
perform extension and readjustment at the same time; and this method
is sufficient in dislocations forward and the others, but least of
all in dislocations backward. A board fastened under the limb, like
the board fastened below the arm in dislocations at the shoulder,
answers in dislocations inward, but less so in the other varieties.
Along with extension you will use pressure either with the foot, the
hand, or a board, especially in dislocations forward and backward.