Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Subluxed Radial Head Prevention

Prevention of nursemaid's elbow includes:

  • Avoid pulling forcefully on a child's arm:
    • Swinging the child by the hands
    • Lifting the child by the hands

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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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