Nursemaid Elbow (cont.)
Should initial reduction attempts be unsuccessful and a splint is required, follow-up should be done in 24-48 hours.
- If the child continues to have any loss of function of the affected arm, bruising, deformities, or other unexpected or unusual findings, a reevaluation is in order.
- Should your child be experiencing this condition time after time, the doctor may put the arm in a cast to keep it immobile and discuss surgery to "tighten" the annular ligament.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/30/2015
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