Orthopedics

Pulled elbow: A case of an atypical presentation in an infant

The pulled elbow is more common between the ages of 1 and 4 years. A few cases have been reported in the literature under the age of 1 year. The usual mechanism of injury is forced pronation of an extended arm. We present a case of pulled elbow in an 8 months old infant with an atypical mechanism. The child rolled over to her side and stopped moving her left elbow. After excluding fracture with plain radiographs, pulled elbow was suspected on clinical assessment.

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