Pulled Elbow Syndrome in Infants below 2 Years of Age: A Rare Entity

  • Mohd Ikraam Ibrahim Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Mazuin Mohd Razalli Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Ferdhany Muhamad Effendi Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Rudy Reza Johan Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
Keywords: Nursemaid’s elbow, pulled, infants, subluxed radial head

Abstract

Pulled elbow in children below 2 years of age is relatively uncommon. We illustrate 2 cases presenting the characteristic features of pulled elbow but was misdiagnosed as soft tissue injury. Diagnosis was established 12 hours later for the first case and 48 hours later for the second case after referral to the orthopaedic paediatric unit. The authors emphasized the importance of recognizing this syndrome and vigilantly treating it with closed manipulative reduction.

Author Biographies

Mohd Ikraam Ibrahim, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Senior LecturerDepartment of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 
Mazuin Mohd Razalli, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Senior LecturerDepartment of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA,
Ferdhany Muhamad Effendi, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Senior LecturerDepartment of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA,
Rudy Reza Johan, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic SurgeonDepartment of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA,

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Published
2017-03-29