International Journal of Advanced Science and Research

International Journal of Advanced Science and Research


International Journal of Advanced Science and Research
International Journal of Advanced Science and Research
Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)

Nursemaid elbow: Elbow subluxation


Anushi Singh

Nursemaid's elbow is a radial head subluxation caused by axial traction on the extended arm while the forearm is pronated, allowing for slippage of the radial head. A 2-year-old boy presented with pain, swelling and reduced range of movement of the right elbow for 4 days. The mother noted that the child was moving the right upper limb less often and there was tenderness over the right elbow. X-ray of the right elbow showed subluxation of the elbow joint with no obvious fracture. A trial of conservative management was decided upon and the patient was placed on a right elbow back slab with the right forearm in a supine position. On follow-up, there was no swelling, tenderness or neurological deficit noted. A repeat x-ray revealed normal findings.
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Anushi Singh. Nursemaid elbow: Elbow subluxation. International Journal of Advanced Science and Research, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 07-09
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