What is included in patient education about radial head subluxation?

Updated: Apr 08, 2020
  • Author: Gretchen S Lent, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Recurrence of radial head subluxation may be avoided by instructing parents and caregivers not to pull children by their arms. Some practitioners advocate teaching parents or caregivers how to reduce a subluxated radial head so that they can provide appropriate management in the event of a recurrence. Cases in which the subluxation was diagnosed and treated over the telephone have been reported. [10]


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