Children are always full of energy, they play, they laugh, they run around and unfortunately they fall down as well. Most of the times it is just a scratch or a bruise, and the next minute they are up and running again. However, sometimes, it can result in serious injuries. Elbow fractures are one of the commonest childhood injuries in Singapore, typically after a fall from height and the “monkey bars” has been named the number 1 culprit in Singapore.
The symptoms are immediate intense pain/ severe swelling/ bruising and deformity. In the
most severe cases, the displaced bone fragments can compress on the blood vessels and
cut off the blood supply of the upper limb, the affected limb will be cold and pale, and the
whole upper limb will have the feeling of pins and needles.
You should seek Immediate medical treatment with an Experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon
should the above situation occur. The affected arm needs to be immobilized and first aid
treatment initiated. X rays would be done to confirm the fracture and to study the
configuration of the fracture.