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cause of nursemaid elbow

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dislocation of the: Nursemaid's elbow is a dislocation of a bone in the elbow called the radius. Dislocation means the bone slips out of its normal position at the elbow ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Subluxation: The radial head subluxes in a childs elbow causing pain and what appears to be inactivity in the affected arm. It can be fixed with a very simple man ... Read More
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nursemaid's elbow: This is dislocation or subluxation of the radial head at the capitellum of the elbow.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The baby keep crying and will not used the arm.
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It's not at all common, but it does happen, and generally easy to treat.
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Dr. Michael Jones
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Reasonably common. : Easily treated in general.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They grow out of it: Nursemaid's elbow is a dislocation of the radial head in children. Due to the anatomy of the immature elbow, the radial head may slip out of the join ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Nursemaids elbow: Nursemaids elbow ( pulled elbow, slipped elbow, or toddler elbow) is a name for radial head subluxation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Nursemaid elbows are commonly recurrent (up to 40%) of the time) up until the age of 4 or 5 years old.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us help: Caused by longitudinal traction with the wrist in pronation, although in a series only 51% of patients were reported to have this mechanism, with 22% ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is a pediatric injury that can happen multiple times
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Almost 0%: Nursemaid's elbow is an injury to young kids where part of the elbow pops out of place. Adults can injure and/or dislocate their elbow with trauma but ... Read More
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