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Do you need surgery for nursemaid's elbow?

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It may take a couple of tries for the doctor to put the elbow back into the correct position. But surgery is rarely needed.

From: Nursemaid's Elbow WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth web site: "Nursemaid's Elbow."

Boston Children's Hospital web site: "Nursemaid's Elbow."

Kliegman, R.M., Behrman, R.E., Jenson, H.B., Stanton, B.F., editors, , 19th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Roberts J.R., Hedges, J.R., editors, , 5th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2009. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

KidsHealth web site: "Nursemaid's Elbow."

Boston Children's Hospital web site: "Nursemaid's Elbow."

Kliegman, R.M., Behrman, R.E., Jenson, H.B., Stanton, B.F., editors, , 19th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Roberts J.R., Hedges, J.R., editors, , 5th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2009. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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