Jacobs Journal of Emergency Medicine

Subluxation of the Head of the Radius (Nursemaid’s Elbow)

Published on: 2016-08-04

Abstract

In uncomplicated subluxation of the head of the radius should be reduced by applying either supination or pronation combined with downward pressure on the radial head. A click may be heard or felt as the trapped annular ligament is released. Use of a sling for a few days may assist recovery and protect the elbow from further immediate injury.

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