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J Pediatr Orthop. 1995 Jul-Aug;15(4):454-6.

Acute annular ligament interposition into the radiocapitellar joint in children (nursemaid's elbow).

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans, USA.

Abstract

Acute annular ligament interposition into the radiocapitellar joint ("nursemaid's elbow") is a common injury in children younger than 5 years. The injury occurs when axial traction is applied to an extended, pronated arm. There are no abnormal radiographic findings associated with this condition. We recommend that children with a classic history and clinical presentation of an acute annular ligament interposition into the radiocapitellar joint be treated without obtaining radiographs.

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