Elbow examination

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Becky Platt. Elbow examination, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at:

2-year-old Alfie presents to the Emergency department having sustained an injury jumping on the sofa and falling off at home an hour ago.  His older sister says she thinks he put his right hand out as he fell, landing on the carpet.  Alfie’s mum gave him a dose of paracetamol after the injury and brought him straight to the ED because his elbow looked so swollen.  Alfie looks pale and tearful.