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.
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