Talk:Nursemaid's elbow

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Notice the numeric [references] in the last paragraph. This suggests that the original page was cut-and-pasted and might be copyright violation. Dajhorn 19:16, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Subluxation is a partial dislocation!!! Argh!


Is this actually different from Pulled elbow? Perhaps a merge is in order? WhatamIdoing 02:22, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

As a radiographer in a public hospital for many years, 'pulled elbow' was the only term for this that I ever heard. Certainly there is every reason for merging these excellent articles.Although painful, no anaesthetic is needed and the reduction is simple and not very painful. And diagnosis a clinical one, seldom requiring X-rays. Incidentally, Outpatients Dept. usually only sent for radiography cases where they failed to reduce; and discovered that the two positions used to X-ray them (Antero-posterior, with arm pronated at 180 degrees, and lateral, flexed 90 degrees, taken in that order with shoulder, elbow and wrist at the same level)usually resulted in curing it. As proven by the subluxation being present on the AP but gone in the lateral. I understand that this technique (mimicing radiography in the surgery) is now standard practice for treatment. If a child is heavy and has poorly developed arm muscles, parental swinging is probably not a good idea, particularly if the child is taken by surprise. But the more typical history is the jerking of a child by the arm by distraught parents trying to cross a road in a hurry. It is more common that realized, since often misdiagnosed or ignored as a trivial bruise. (talk) 05:33, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Photo request[edit]

Picture of the position that would cause this? Might need an xray image to show the dislocation. RJFJR (talk) 14:34, 20 May 2009 (UTC)


The treatment section seems to be written as giving advice to a doctor...who should have better sources than a general purpose encyclopedia. Anyone see how to rewrite it? How to eliminate the bullets? (The information seems good but I'm not pleased with the format.) RJFJR (talk) 16:16, 16 June 2009 (UTC)