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Woods Screw Maneuver

The Woods screw maneuver is maneuver that may be used to release the baby's impacted shoulder. The doctor's hand is placed behind the non-impacted should of the baby. The shoulder is rotated in a corkscrew maneuver until the impacted shoulder is released.

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