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What's nursemaid elbow?

What's nursemaid elbow?

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 joint. The injury is also called radial head dislocation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Nursemaid Elbow (Definition)

A dislocation of a bone in the elbow called the radius. Dislocation means the bone slips out of its normal position. Typically occurs in chlldren. ...Read more


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Is nursemaid elbow painful?

Yes: The baby keep crying and will not used the arm. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get nursemaids elbow?

Do a lot of people get nursemaids elbow?

No: It's not at all common, but it does happen, and generally easy to treat. ...Read more

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I need information about re-occurring "nursemaids elbow"?

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 joint when the child's arm is pulled. Putting the elbow back in place is easy, but somewhat painful. First the elbow is extended, then the hand is supinated (palm up). Finally, the elbow is bent to reduce the radial head. Problems stop with age. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nursemaids elbow?

Nursemaids elbow: Nursemaids elbow (pulled elbow, slipped elbow, or toddler elbow) is a name for radial head subluxation. ...Read more

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Could nursemaid elbow happen again and again if it started once?

Could nursemaid elbow happen again and again if it started once?

Yes: Nursemaid elbows are commonly recurrent (up to 40%) of the time) up until the age of 4 or 5 years old. ...Read more

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How come I have nursemaids elbow, but nobody else in the family has it?

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% reporting falls, and patients less than 6 months of age noted to have the injury after rolling over in bed. No body knows why it happen to you and did not happen to your broter or sister. Good luck. Thank. ...Read more

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What's the chance of having nursemaids elbow if I have elbow pain?

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 it's not nursemaid's elbow. ...Read more

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Is there any way of getting nursemaids elbow besides pulling on arm?

Yes there is: Breaking a fall with the arm, rolling over in an unusual way, swinging a young child from the arms while playing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nursemaid's elbow?

What is the definition or description of: nursemaid's elbow?

Kids elbow injury: Nursemaids elbow is a subluxation (partial joint dislocation) of the radial head (elbow bone). It occurs in pediatric patients usually from a strong pull on the elbow or sometimes after a fall. It is usually treated without surgery. It can be also associated with fractures so patients should be evaluated in the er or pediatrician immediately if suspected. ...Read more

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I think my child has nursemaid's elbow. Should I take him to the er?

I think my child has nursemaid's elbow. Should I take him to the er?

Your doc or UC is ok: Nursemaid's elbow is a partial dislocation of the radial head from the joint socket. It is easily reducible by a trained medical professional, however the er may not be necessary. If it's after hours and you have a local urgent care nearby that sees children, that's a good option. During the day, your pediatrician is the best person to take care of it and it only takes a few seconds to treat! ...Read more

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Can children get bursitis? My son has elbow pain.

Can children get bursitis? My son has elbow pain.

Yes: Children have bursas too, albiet small ones, but traua to a bursa can cause inflammation and pain. Bursas usually overly joints which they try to protect due to the exposure of those bones or joints to easy injury, usually blunt trauma. Dr.J. ...Read more

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Some children have dry spiky skin elevation on the back of elbow. What is it? .How to treat it

Some children have dry spiky skin elevation on the back of elbow. What is it? .How to treat it

Keratosis Pilaris: Bumpy skin above the elbows in children is called keratosis pilaris and can also commonly occur on the cheeks. Scrubbing often just makes it red and irritated, picking can leave scars. A lotion containing 12% Lactic Acid can help dissolve away the bumps, but it can take a few weeks to work. ...Read more

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Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Elbow rash: Elbow rashes in children may be due to eczema or psoriasis. Both may respond to steroids, but for best results see a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Some children have small spike like projection in the back of the elbow anb just beneath knee what is it? What is the treatment

Some children have small spike like projection in the back of the elbow anb just beneath knee what is it? What is the treatment

Exostosis: You are probably referring to exostosis which are benign outgrowths of bone. There is usually no treatment, but just observing if they interfere with movement or causing pain then surgey is performedby an orthopedist. ...Read more

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When to replace elbow?

Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read more

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Acute golfers elbow. Help?

Acute golfers elbow. Help?

Golfer's elbow: Anti inflammatories can be tried along with physiotherapy. If not helping consult with your doctor for considering steroid injection.
http://patient. Info/doctor/tennis-elbow-and-golfers-elbow ...Read more

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Why do my elbow creases itch?

Pruritis: Itching can be caused by several things including local dermatitis (rash), heat rashes, fungal infections, etc. If this continues, get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is done for a hurt elbow?

Depends: You need to understand how severe the injury is and seek medical advice to determine what your treatment options are and what your recovery time will be. ...Read more

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Why do I get scabs on my elbows?

Why do I get scabs on my elbows?

May be psoriasis: Hard to say without seeing. The presence of thickened red scaly plaques on the elbows & knees can be common sites for psoriasis. I would see a dermatologist to have it checked. ...Read more

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I can't bend my elbow backwards?

Elbow: Hyperextension of elbow is possible in some flexible and hyperomobile people, but in general it will cause injury. ...Read more

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A sack of fluid on my elbow why?

Olecranon Bursitis: Common finding after irritation at the elbow or injury. Usually goes away on its own, but some physicians suggest draining it, especially if it looks infected. Get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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How could I make my elbow better?

Elbow: That depends on what is wrong with your elbow and you have given no information here to even remotely begin to answer this question. Elbow issues are usually not difficult to diagnose or treat usually. Would be glad to suggest option if you would provide more information in order to help you. ...Read more

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How to know if my elbow is broken?

Self- diagnosis is: Not a good approach. Medical history, xray and physical exam normally yield an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can dislocated elbows cure naturally?

Not usually?: The short answer is no -- unless you were born with them dislocated, and are having no problems -- then no treatment would be necessary.
However if, it isn't such a situation, then it is extremely unlikely that it will improve on its own. ...Read more

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How could I know if my elbow is broken?

How could I know if my elbow is broken?

Pain: Pain, swelling, difficulty moving all would be potential signs of a fracture. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat golfers elbow?

Rest, try brace: Anti-inflammatories, such as advil or aleve, (naproxen) can help, as well as icing the joint after activity. Avoid activities that aggravate the pain, and look for a good brace to stabilize the tendon insertion involved. ...Read more