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Description of the Symptom


This chapter describes possible causes of elbow pain in a child. Local causes of elbow pain are defined as occurring in the region bounded by the distal one-third of the humerus, proximal one-third of the radius and ulna, and corresponding articular and periarticular structures. Remote causes are defined as occurring outside this region.


Special Concerns


  • Decreased pulses

  • Recent change of status from previous

  • Skin breakdown and wound problems

  • Warmth and swelling associated with a fever

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CHAPTER PREVIEW: Conditions That May Lead to Elbow Pain in a Child

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