A 4-Year-Old Child Who Could Not Supinate Her Forearm

Sanjeev Tuli, MD; Maria Kelly, MD; Kathleen Ryan, MD; Sonal Tuli, MD; Beverly P. Giordano, MS, RN, CPNP, PMHS


J Pediatr Health Care. 2014;28(4):357-360. 

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Case Presentation

A 4-year-old girl presented to the general pediatrics clinic with concerns about decreased mobility of her right forearm (Figure 1). The child's mother had just recently observed that her daughter had difficulty turning the right arm laterally and preferred to use her left arm. She had never noted any discrepancies in the child's arm lengths. This decreased mobility made it difficult for the child to brush her hair and teeth. She had no history of trauma, pain, or swelling of the affected arm.

Figure 1.

A demonstration of decreased mobility of the child's right forearm. She had difficulty supinating the forearm. This figure appears in color online at www.jpedhc.org.