Introduction: We aimed to determine the availability of videos on YouTube related to shoulder dislocation reduction manoeuvres, which could be used for training.
Material and Method: Of a total 536 videos, 389 were excluded, primarily because they were not related to shoulder dislocation. The remaining 147 videos were watched and evaluated.
Results: Of the 147 videos evaluated in this study, 70 had been uploaded by relevant healthcare personnel such as doctors. The number of views was determined as mean 89149.19 (min-max: 7-2593041), the median time was 4.44 minutes (min-max 0.18-51.58 mins), the maximum number of video uploads was made with 41 videos in 2015, and in 93 videos real people were used.
When the videos were watched, 98 videos were determined to show manoeuvres applied accurately. When the videos were evaluated according to the correct application, a statistically significant relationship was observed between the number of views, the upload date and the accuracy of the manoeuvre shown (p≤0.05). A significant difference was also found between the accuracy of the video and who uploaded it (p:0.058). No statistically significant relationship was determined between the lengths of the videos, to whom the manoeuvre was applied and accuracy. (p: 0.213- 0.625 respectively).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that videos related to shoulder dislocation uploaded to YouTube are not %100 accurate and instructive. Therefore, taking these videos as a guide in training may result in the application of incorrect manoeuvres causing some complications during the shoulder dislocation reduction. Videos which showed more than one manoeuvre were observed to be more accurate than those showing a single manoeuvre.