Current Approach to the Management of Forearm and Elbow Dislocations in Children

Michael Gottlieb*, Linda Idris Suleiman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Pediatric orthopedic injuries are a common reason for presentation to the emergency department. This article sequentially discusses 2 important upper extremity injuries that require prompt management in the emergency department. Radial head subluxations are discussed with a focus on current evidence for imaging, reduction techniques, and follow-up. Elbow dislocations, although less common than radial head subluxations, are also addressed, highlighting imaging, reduction, immobilization, and follow-up recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

Keywords

  • dislocation
  • elbow
  • forearm
  • nursemaid's
  • pulled elbow
  • reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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