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Nursemaid Elbow (cont.)

Prevention

Avoid any sudden jerking to the hand, wrist, or forearm of any small child to prevent this injury. This is even more important in the child who has already experienced a nursemaid elbow. Pick up the child by placing your hands on his or her chest and under the axillae.

Outlook

The condition poses no long-term problems, but it can happen again easily.

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/9/2014

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