Radial head subluxation (nursemaid's elbow)
- Brian R Moore, MD
Brian R Moore, MD
- Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
- University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
- Joan Bothner, MD
Joan Bothner, MD
- Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
- University of Colorado School of Medicine
- Section Editor
- Anne M Stack, MD
Anne M Stack, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Procedures
- Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
This topic will review radial head subluxation. Elbow fractures and sports-related elbow injuries are discussed separately:To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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- TERMINOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
- CLINICAL FEATURES
- Physical examination
- DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
- - Clinically suspected radial head subluxation
- - Patients who fail initial reduction
- - Recurrent radial head subluxation
- Disposition and follow-up
- INDICATIONS FOR SPECIALTY CONSULTATION OR REFERRAL
- INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS