A to Z: Nursemaid's Elbow (Annular Ligament Displacement)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgNursemaid's elbow is a common injury in young kids that happens when a ligament slips out of place near the elbow.nursemaid, nursemaids, nursemaid's, elbow, pulled elbow, radial, radial head, radius, subluxation, injury, arm injury, bone, bones, elbow injuries, reductions, nurse maids, a to z, dictionary, nursemaid's elbow, pulled elbow, dislocated elbow, dislocations, subluxations, partial dislocations, common childhood injuries, reduction, joints, hyperextension, hyperextend, elbows, arms, elbow injuries, nursemaids, nurse maids, nursemaid's, nurse maid's, hyperextended, overextended, overextension, falls, bones, falling down, toddlers, toddler injuries, can't straighten arm, arm pain, elbow pain, ligaments, radial head subluxation, nursemaid's elbow, pulled elbow, dislocated elbow, dislocations, subluxations, partial dislocations, common childhood injuries, reduction, joints, hyperextension, hyperextend, elbows, arms, elbow injuries, nursemaids, nurse maids, nursemaid's, nurse maid's, hyperextended, overextended, overextension, falls, bones, falling down, toddlers, toddler injuries, can't straighten arm, arm pain, elbow pain, ligaments, radial head subluxation, annular ligament displacement11/06/201203/21/201909/02/2019a6109a43-932d-4c7f-8e84-f1078e72b3e0https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-nursemaid.html/<p><em>May also be called:</em> <em>Annular Ligament Displacement;</em> <em>Pulled Elbow;&nbsp;Radial Head Subluxation</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nursemaid.html/">Nursemaid's elbow</a> is a common elbow injury in young kids. It happens when a ligament&nbsp;slips out of place and gets caught between two bones of the&nbsp;elbow joint<span style="font-size: 1em;">.</span></p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/P-nursemaidElbowA-415x233-enIL.png" alt="illustration" name="5117-NURSEMAIDSELBOW_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Nursemaid's elbow is a common, often preventable injury that's usually due to sudden pulling on a child's arm.</p> <p>Most cases are in kids 1 to 4 years years old. Their ligaments (the elastic-like bands that hold bones together) are a bit loose. With just a small amount of force, a ligament in the elbow can easily slip into the joint and get stuck.</p> <p>Sometimes the ligament<span style="font-size: 1em;">&nbsp;gets unstuck by itself. In most cases, a health care professional gets it back into place by doing a quick, gentle move of the arm called a </span><strong style="font-size: 1em;">reduction</strong><span style="font-size: 1em;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Nursemaid's elbow is a common injury in toddlers and preschoolers. As kids get older, the ligaments tighten. Most won't get nursemaid's elbow past age 5, though it can happen up to age 6 or 7. It's important to try to prevent it by not pulling, tugging, or swinging a child by the arms<span style="font-size: 1em;">&nbsp;or hands.</span></p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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Nursemaid's ElbowYoung kids are at risk for a common injury known as nursemaid's elbow, which is easy for a doctor to fix. To help prevent it, never swing or lift a child by the lower arm, hands, or wrists.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nursemaid.html/60216e3a-72d6-4ea0-834c-13b756747c5d
X-Ray Exam: ElbowAn elbow X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or a deformity. It can also help to detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-exam-elbow.html/c01191cc-cf4e-4fa7-a51f-d788f8bff1ee
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