Nursemaid's elbow: Its diagnostic clues and preferred means of reduction.

  title={Nursemaid's elbow: Its diagnostic clues and preferred means of reduction.},
  author={Marjolein Krul and Johannes C van der Wouden and Bart W Koes and François Georges Schellevis and Lisette W. A. Van Suijlekom-Smit},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  volume={59 1},
Nursemaid’s elbow—sudden subluxation of the radial head—usually results from forcible traction to a child’s pronated hand or wrist, with the elbow extended. Ironically, this can occur when a parent tries to maneuver a child away from perceived danger, and the child experiences pain and acute loss of function of the affected limb. Nursemaid’s elbow reportedly occurs frequently among children, and thus we would expect to encounter it often in primary care. However, this condition receives little… CONTINUE READING

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