A 3-year-old boy presents to your urgent care center two hours after taking a fall of approximately 1.5 feet. He is experiencing pain in his elbow, which is swollen. Distal pulses and sensation and grip strength are normal.
View the x-ray taken (Figure 1) and consider what your next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page.
A 3-year-old Boy Falls 1.5 Feet