Elbow Dislocation (cont.)
Elbow Dislocation Symptoms and Signs
Severe pain in the elbow, swelling, and inability to bend the arm are all signs of an elbow dislocation.
In some cases, people may lose feeling in their hand or lose a pulse (can't feel a heartbeat in the wrist).
Arteries and nerves run by the elbow, so it is possible a person might have injured them during the dislocation. Consequently, a nerve injury may result in abnormal sensations or inability of normal distal arm or hand functions below the elbow dislocation.
Children with nursemaid's elbow will not bend their elbow because of pain and hold their arm slightly bent.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/1/2014
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