nursemaid's elbow


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nurse·maid's el·bow

subluxation of the radial head from the annular ligament.
Synonym(s): Malgaigne luxation
Subluxation of the head of the radius, caused by a longitudinal ‘yank’ on the forearm—by a nursemaid, etc.—forcing the child’s elbow into extension
Management The subluxation is reduced by firm supination at 90º and extension, followed by immobilisation with a posterior splint or a sling

nursemaid's elbow

Pulled elbow Orthopedics Subluxation of the radial head, caused by a longitudinal 'yank' on the forearm–by a nursemaid, etc, forcing the child's elbow into extension; the subluxation is reduced by firm supination at 90º and extension, followed by immobilization with a posterior splint or a sling. See Elbow.

nurse·maid's el·bow

(nŭrs-mādz el'bō)
Longitudinal subluxation of the radial head from the anular ligament.
Synonym(s): Malgaigne luxation.

Malgaigne,

Joseph François, French surgeon, 1806-1865.
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Malgaigne apparatus
Malgaigne bulging
Malgaigne clamp
Malgaigne fossa - a space containing the bifurcation of the common carotid artery. Synonym(s): carotid triangle; Malgaigne triangle
Malgaigne fracture
Malgaigne hernia - infantile inguinal hernia prior to the descent of the testis.
Malgaigne hook
Malgaigne luxation - longitudinal subluxation of the radial head from the anular ligament. Synonym(s): nursemaid's elbow
Malgaigne swelling
Malgaigne triangle - Synonym(s): Malgaigne fossa