Author: Sarah Edwards / Editor: Fiona Mendes / Codes: SLO4, SLO5, TP7Published: 12/07/2023

An 8-year-old boy presents to the emergency department after falling onto his elbow. He was sliding down a slide and slipped off landing on his elbow. He is holding his elbow and tells you that “it feels sore”.

When you examine him, he has a tender swollen elbow. Also, of note, you realise he is unable to pinch/grab things between his index finger and his thumb. He is able to perform all other movements using his hand.