+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    446
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    20
    Reviews
    0

    Default Pulled Elbow

    My 2 year 4 month old DD suffered a pulled Elbow on Wednesday night playing with Dad on the bed.
    We went to the hospital, but it wasn't relocated. They thought it was, and it may have been and popped out again, so we went back yesterday morning and they relocated it, again.
    Her arm is still sore, although they say this is from the soft tissue damage due to it being out for a while.
    Has anyone else had this injury happen? They say it is a very common injury in kids under 5 as they are so flexible. It has happened once before when she was holding Dads hand and dropped straight to the ground, in a hissy fit.
    She is not using her arm that much, and says it it is sore, but she could be remembering the pain from when it was out and it could be the soft tissue damage. They say this can take a week. She is doing things with the arm that she could not possibly do with a pulled elbow so we are happy it is in place.
    Any experiences shared would be great.
    Thanks,
    Di

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,765
    Thanks
    1,903
    Thanked
    2,790
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My daughter had the same thing at about the same age, my Dad was swinging her around by the arms and it popped out. Didn't know what was wrong and took her to the hospital where they popped it back in on the spot. They told me that until the age of 5 the muscles haven't grown to hold it in, so it is very common for it to pop out.

    DD was fine within seconds of it being fixed and she had no pain afterwards - she pretty much forgot the whole thing.

    It seems unusual that your daughter would still find it sore, although the explanation about tissue damage makes sense.

    Hope she is fully recovered soon!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    in a wormhole
    Posts
    2,769
    Thanks
    4,600
    Thanked
    2,802
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    A bit different, but my DH has recently dislocated hs shoulder. It was out for hours and he suffered muscle damage. They said he'd be sore for 3 months and would need weekly physio. Children heal faster and bounce back better but I would still expect it to be sore for a while. I'd go see a GP to assess how she's recovering and see if there are any exercises that could help.

    Its certainly not a fun thing to go through or witness.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    446
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    20
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks Ladies. The last time she did it, it went straight back in and she was right as rain within a few minutes.
    We will keep a careful eye on it and see how she goes. She is not complaining at all, just guarding her arm, I hope after a few days, she forgets about the previous pain and she will return to normal.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Stitch pulled too tight ??
    By Jemma87 in forum Caesareans
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-08-2013, 20:46
  2. Elbow Hygroma - Large Breed
    By LifeInShadesOfGrey in forum Pets
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-06-2012, 21:13
  3. Pulled muscle
    By Lock and Lu in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-01-2012, 09:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Bamboo Lulu
Unique, non-toxic wooden eco toys for babies. Water-based paints, saliva-resistant & baby safe. Super soft, prints & basics for baby, made from bamboo & organic cotton. Hypoallergenic - great for eczema relief. FREE gift with purchase. Code BUBHUB
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
KindyROO
KindyROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available at three Brisbane and two Gold Coast locations. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!