radial head subluxation


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radial head subluxation

a common event in toddlers and small children, often accidental, caused by stress of traction on the forearm. The child presents with an objective refusal to use the affected arm. Treatment using a supination and flexion maneuver is often successful.

subluxation

(sub?luk?-sa'shon) [ sub- + luxation]
1. A partial or incomplete dislocation.
2. In dentistry, injury to supporting tissues that results in abnormal loosening of teeth without displacement or rotation. When loosely applied to the temporomandibular joint, subluxation refers to the relaxation or stretching of the capsule and ligaments that results in popping noises during movement or partial dislocation of the mandible forward.

radial head subluxation

Nursemaid's elbow.