I received a text from husband this afternoon.
“She fell off parallel bars and dislocated her elbow. I popped it back in. Going to emerg.”
I promptly left the office before my last patient arrived and met them at the ER.
Elbow swollen. At first I thought she suffered a pulled elbow but husband says she landed on an outstretched arm. The same arm she broke 9 months ago.
Thankfully the ER was pretty quiet. We were triaged, seen, x-rayed and casted within two hours.
While there was no obvious fracture seen her X-ray showed a class “sail sign” which in children is suggestive of a supracondylar fracture. Leave it to my kid to have a textbook xray.