Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 1

Nursemaid’s Elbow in a Newborn

João Costa, Joana Costa, Fernando Macedo, Miguel Rocha, João Lucas and João Luís Moura*

Department of Orthopaedic, Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães, Portugal

*Corresponding Author: João Costa, Department of Orthopaedic, Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães, Portugal.

Received: November 21, 2022; Published: December 15, 2022


Pulled elbow is characterized by a subluxation of the radial head, usually reported in children between 1 and 4 years of age. It is a condition that requires closed reduction, with an excellent prognosis as it allows pain free mobilization a few minutes after reduction. As the injury mechanism is axial traction of the upper limb, this injury is usually associated with traction caused by adults on the child for which the nickname Nursemaid’s elbow was given. The authors describe a case of pulled elbow diagnosed in a newborn in which traction was applied to the upper limbs during delivery, treated using supination technique. Therefore, It’s the case of nursemaid’s elbow described at a youngest age.

Keywords: Pulled Elbow; Newborn; Breech Presentation


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Citation: João Costa., et al. “Nursemaid’s Elbow in a Newborn”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.1 (2023): 140-142.


Copyright: © 2023 João Costa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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