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Radial head dislocation

  • Alternative Names

    Nursemaid's elbow; Pulled elbow; Partial elbow dislocation; Elbow subluxation

    • Immediate pain anywhere between the hand and the elbow
    • Persistent crying after incident
    • Inability or refusal to move affected limb (may clutch the arm next to body)
    • Refusal to play
    • Palm of hand faces down on the injured arm
    • Swelling may occur several hours after the injury