The condition, sometimes referred to as a pulled elbow, is usually caused by swinging a toddler by the arms, jerking an arm, pulling a child up by the hands or when a child rolls over awkwardly. The medical term for it is radial head subluxation, and it refers to when the elbow slips out of its usual place at the joint. The injury, which is common among children ages , takes its name from a time when nursemaids cared for children. A study that examined medical records from found the average age that children presented at the emergency room with the injury was about 29 months, and girls were more likely to suffer it than boys.
Why You Shouldn’t Pick Up or Swing a Child by the Arms
Why You Shouldn’t Pick Up or Swing a Child by the Arms – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
By Ed Wight For Mailonline. A shocking video of a man throwing his baby around like a rag doll has sparked outrage after being posted online. The Ukrainian father can be seen in a wooded area swinging his four-month-old daughter around by her legs and arms while saying he can hear 'her bones are popping'. The man explained that he was trying to show that his baby is 'at one with nature' by showing off 'gymnastics from ancient times'. The shocking video of the man throwing his baby around like a rag doll has sparked outrage after being posted online.
Heartless dad swings his 4-month-old baby ignoring her screams; watch shocking video
Swinging a child by the arms may seem like harmless fun, but experts have warned that the activity could cause painful injuries. As children grow up, their bodies become less prone to the injury, according to the Kids Health website run by the non-profit Nemours Foundation. The elbow connects the upper and lower arm bones, and the ligaments that surround the radial head can be loose in pre-schoolers.
A dad has prompted outrage with this sickening video of him swinging his baby daughter around like a rag doll. The father, believed to be in the Ukraine, uploaded the clip to YouTube with the title "the smallest world champion in gymnastics". In the four minute video, he holds the baby by her arms and swings her from side to side, and then around his head. Not satisfied with this trick, he goes onto to swing the infant around his head by one leg and spin around. The baby makes some frightened squealing noises, but does appear to scream in great distress during the stunt.