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My 15 month old dislocated her elbow yesterday. What precautions should I take while she heals?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: T L C

Do not pick the child from the arm pick him up with two arm to the chest.

In brief: T L C

Do not pick the child from the arm pick him up with two arm to the chest.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2 hand pick up-chest

The "nurse maids elbow" is named after the action of a nanny pulling a kid straight up by the forearm or hand dislocates the elbow.
Kids reach a point as toddlers where the mechanics of their elbow joint make it more likely to dislocate with this action. It is important to avoid doing so again & plan to lift a kid with both hands by the chest.

In brief: 2 hand pick up-chest

The "nurse maids elbow" is named after the action of a nanny pulling a kid straight up by the forearm or hand dislocates the elbow.
Kids reach a point as toddlers where the mechanics of their elbow joint make it more likely to dislocate with this action. It is important to avoid doing so again & plan to lift a kid with both hands by the chest.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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