Elbow Dislocation Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Elbow Dislocation?

An elbow dislocation occurs when the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) move out of place compared with the bone of the upper arm (the humerus).

The elbow joint, formed where these 3 bones meet, becomes dislocated, or out of joint.

Elbow dislocation is the second most common large joint dislocation in the adult population.

Toddlers may experience a dislocated elbow, sometimes known as nursemaid’s elbow, if they are lifted or swung by their forearms.

Causes of Elbow Dislocation:

Elbow dislocations are not common.

The injury takes the following course in adults:

Elbow dislocations can also happen in car accidents when the passengers reach forward to cushion the impact. The force that is sent through the arm can dislocate the elbow, just as in a fall.

In toddlers, the injury often occurs when an extra pulling motion is applied to an outstretched arm. The causes of such injuries include:

The following factors increase the risk of incurring elbow dislocation:

Symptoms Of Elbow Dislocation:

The following signs and symptoms are exhibited:

Diagnosis of Elbow Dislocation:

While diagnosing the elbow dislocation, the doctor will begin with an examination.

Treatment of Elbow Dislocation:

The following treatment options are available:

By : Natural Health News

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