Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Subluxed Radial Head Outlook

What to expect with nursemaid's elbow:

  • Recovery is usually complete after treatment.
  • Occasionally, the child requires treatment with a sling or splint for 1-2 weeks.

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Subluxed Radial Head References
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