Nursemaid's elbow is a common condition in young children and generally
affects children under five. It occurs when someone pulls a child too hard
by the hand or wrist, or when a child is falling and the individual holding
the hand doesn't let go. Another common mechanism is when the child is swinging
while being held by the hands.
Nursemaid's elbow is often seen after a parent lifts a child by one arm
up a curb or high step. The child generally begins to cry immediately and
refuses to use the arm. The child hold's the arm in a slightly flexed position
(slightly bent at the elbow) and holds the forearm against the abdomen.
The child will move the shoulder, but not the elbow.
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