From Dr. Besser: This Week’s Medical Q&A

1.     What is a concussion and how do I know if my child has one?

-Shelby (Germantown)

I thought this question deserved a complete answer so here is some patient education from MD
consult: http://www.mdconsult.com/das/patient/body/268796448-4/1183655399/10041/30682.html

2.     What is Nursemaid’s Elbow? Are there any broken bones involved?

-Ellen (Memphis) 

Nursemaid’s elbow is a dislocation of the radius (one of the two bones of the forearm) at
the elbow.  It is caused by a sudden jerking motion (a sudden pulling) of
the forearm, such as when a parent or nanny jerks their child’s arm in a sudden
upward motion (as happens when a child is falling and the parent grabs for the
child.  There are no broken bones and the radius can be easily moved back
into place by a physician.

3.     How Long Will It Take to Heal a Broken Bone? 

-Tim (Collierville)

It takes 6-8 weeks to for broken bones to heal.

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