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Child has swelling in elbow, crying when moving hand. X-ray shows bone-related problem. Solution?

Hi Doc, My new born 10 days kid have swelling on left hand elbow . She is not moving her left hand. When we try to move, she cry with a pain. There is bone related problem in xray or blood test . Can you please explain this behavior and provide a solution for the same. She can very slightly move left hand.. Regards, SRini
Asked On : Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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What was the type of delivery? If normal, was it difficult or assisted with forceps etc? In difficult deliveries, rarely injuries can happen to the end of arm bone that presents as swelling in elbow.

It can be due to conditions such as septic arthritis or fibrous dysplasia etc.

Based on the x ray findings and condition of the baby, your doctor will suggest further investigations needed. Please follow your doctor`s advice.

Unless the exact clinical condition and the findings on X ray and blood reports are known its difficult to say what it is.

Wish a speedy recovery for your baby.
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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