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Shoulder & Elbow Dislocations - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive chapter examines the causes, symptoms and treatments for a variety of shoulder and elbow dislocations. As you progress through this series of lessons, you'll become familiar with posterior shoulder, anterior shoulder and elbow dislocations, as well as nursemaid's elbow treatments, reducation techniques and rehab exercises.
You can take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to retain important information from the chapter. Our instructors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about shoulder and elbow dislocations. You can also access the chapter whenever it's convenient using any Internet-connected device.
How It Helps
Healthcare professionals can use the chapter for continuing education purposes, and nurses can work through the chapter's resources to enhance their basic dislocation treatment knowledge. Aspiring medical professionals may also use the chapter to get ahead in an introductory health class.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Recognize symptoms, treatments and complications for posterior shoulder dislocations
- Differentiate between anterior and posterior shoulder dislocations
- Describe reducation techniques for anterior shoulder dislocation
- Assess anterior shoulder dislocation, rehab, exercises, nerve injuries and complications
- Identify different types of anterior shoulder dislocations
- Tell what causes anterior shoulder dislocation
- Understand how dislocated elbows are treated through physical therapy and rehab exercises
- Recognize the recovery time for dislocated elbows
- Compare different types of dislocated elbows
- Evaluate nursemaid's elbow symptoms and treatments
1. Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: Exercises & Rehab
A shoulder dislocation occurs when one or more of the bones that make up the shoulder joint are moved away from their normal positions. Learn about the exercises that can be performed to rehab this type of injury.
2. Dislocated Elbow: Physical Therapy & Rehab Exercises
A dislocated elbow occurs when the bones of the elbow (ulna, radius, and humerus) come out of their normal positions in the arm. Learn about the exercises one can perform to rehab this type of injury.
3. Nursemaid's Elbow: Symptoms & Treatment
Nursemaid's elbow presents with very characteristic symptoms and is most often easily and quickly treated. In this article, learn the symptoms of this common childhood injury and how it is treated.
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Other chapters within the Critical Care Nursing course
- Critical Care Nursing Essentials
- Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing in Pediatrics
- Sleep & Sedation in Critical Care
- Deep Vein Thrombosis: Theory and Treatment
- Deep Vein Thrombosis: Practical Applications
- Critical Care Nursing for Skin Conditions
- Infections of the Blood & Respiratory System
- Treating Bleeding Issues
- Treating Wounds
- Types of Wounds
- Treating Ulcers
- Types & Treatment of Necrosis
- Critical Care Nursing for the Liver & Kidneys
- Critical Care Nursing for Eyes
- Dislocations of the Hands & Fingers
- Dislocations of the Knees & Ankles
- Dislocations of the Ribs & Spine
- Electric Shocks & Electrical Burns
- Hip Dislocations
- TMJ & Jaw Dislocations
- Diagnosing & Treating Chest & Stomach Injuries
- Pelvic Injuries