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Chapter 143C. Pediatric Procedures: Nursemaids' Elbow Reduction
Pediatric Procedures: Nursemaids' Elbow Reduction: Introduction, Reference.
pulled elbow; radial head subluxation reduction.
The peak incidence of radial head subluxation (nursemaids' elbow) occurs in children 2 to 3 years of age, with a range from 6 months to 7 years. Girls are seen with the injury more commonly than boys. Left-sided injury is more common, presumably because most caretakers are right-handed. The usual mechanism of injury is sudden longitudinal traction on the arm with the elbow extended, such as occurs when a child is pulled up by the arm, although up to half of injuries are associated with other mechanisms...."
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