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Radial head subluxation (Nursemaid elbow)

Summary of Radial head subluxation (Nursemaid elbow)
Nursemaid's elbow is a dislocation of the elbow joint caused by a sudden pull on the extended pronated forearm, such as by an adult tugging on an uncooperative child or by swinging the child by the arms during play. The technical term for the injury is radial head subluxation.




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Radial head subluxation (Nursemaid elbow)


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High Yield Notes
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Radial head subluxation (Nursemaid elbow)

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 3-year-old boy is brought to the clinic because of left elbow pain. Father of the patient says that after picking up the boy from day care, he noticed his son was not moving his elbow and complained of pain. Patient is holding his left elbow flexed and pronated. Physical examination shows tenderness over the lateral aspect of the left elbow joint on palpation. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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