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Pulled Elbow

Prevalence

  • This condition occurs in children under eight
  • It results of a forced distal traction at the forearm which moves the radius vertically downwards and the head out of the annular ligament.

Diagnosis

  • The elbow is held at about 90° of flexion and in pronation
  • There is a painful limitation of extension and supination
  • A radiograph of the wrist shows the distal position of the radius

Treatment

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