Chronic Nursemaids Elbow.

azblue's picture
Fri, 10/10/2008 - 11:18 -- azblue

Poor DS had to go to the ER again for a dislocated elbow. This is his 2nd ER trip and 4th dislocation. We were working on a floor puzzle when he leaned back on his arm and it popped out. It took the DR two tries to get it back in this time but fortunately he bounces back as soon as it is fixed. We have been told many times to never try and pop it back in ourselves since you can do more permanent harm than good. The two times we did not have to go to the hospital it just popped out and then popped back in on its own. One time he had put his hand in his pocket and it became stuck when he tried to pull it back out causing his elbow to dislocate. I am worried since it seems to happy so easy. Who's elbow dislocates by leaning on it?

So now we have to make an appointment with a Pediatric Orthopedic DR to see what is going on.

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Emile's picture
Submitted by Emile on

We had three nursemaid's elbow incidents resulting in emergency room visits with DS, but he grew out of it. I don't remember for sure, but I think the last time was when he was just over 2 1/2.

azblue's picture
Submitted by azblue on

He will be 3 in December.
That is what I am hoping for, that he will grow out of it. But the fact that it happens so easily is what makes me nervous.

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Submitted by mamakats on

My younger son had the same issues with his elbow. It felt awful and the worst was the first time it happened we didn't know what was wrong and the doctor sent us home from the ER without having fixed it so our little guy was MISERABLE until I accidentally popped it back in place. After that we didn't go to the ER for it, but I got help from our D.O. in learning how to fix it. Now he's 5-1/2 and hasn't had an issue for awhile, he seems to have grown out of it. When we were in the throws of his growing through it, it was nerve wracking! I hope it gets better for you!

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