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Nursemaid Elbow (cont.)

Next Steps

Follow-up

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.

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