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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Nursemaids Elbow

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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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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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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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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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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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Whats 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

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