Hands, Shoulders, Knees & Elbows

Nursemaid’s Elbow

A nursemaid’s elbow is a common name for a radial head subluxation. This injury has also been termed elbow subluxation, pulled elbow, or slipped elbow. All of these describe a sudden pull of a pronated arm leading to the displacement of the annular ligament.1   Who? How?   Radial …

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Managing Catastrophic Hand Injuries

By: Krisi Probert, OTD, OTR/L, CHT Many students and young therapists are terrified of the thought of managing a catastrophic hand injury. From crush injuries, to amputations, to deep lacerations, these patients usually present with multiple diagnoses, a wide range of complaints, and a great deal of fear …

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