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Nursemaid Elbow

This injury is commonly found in children under school age, usually aged between one and three. Nursemaid elbow describes a condition where two of the three bones of the elbow joint have become displaced. The medical term for this injury is radial head subluxation. The term nursemaid elbow comes from when women had to carry heavy milk buckets. Now, workers such as baggage handlers are more vulnerable to this sort of injury. In children, girls tend to suffer from this condition more than boys, and the left arm is usually the injured limb.