May 09, 2011
Accidents happen. Life is unpredictable. Kids sometimes get sick. If you are a parent, chances are you may have already experienced a visit to an Emergency Department. And though a trip to the doctor is often unavoidable, there are many things parents can do to avoid unwanted injuries and illnesses.
- It is all fun and games until someone dislocates an elbow.
We have all been tempted to lift or swing our children by their hands or wrists. They love it and squeal for more. But, be cautious. You don’t want to be among the countless miserable, guilt-ridden parents who come into the ER with a crying toddler that won’t move their arm following such fun and games. Commonly known at “Nursemaid’s Elbow”, it is a dislocation that occurs at the elbow in toddlers and young children who are lifted by their hands, wrists, or distal forearms. It also commonly occurs when an adult is holding the hand of an active toddler and the adult jerks ba...