TRAINING LADDER FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: FOR DISCLOCATION OF THE ELBOW (LUXATIO ARTICULI CUBITI)
This rehabilitation program should only be considered in connection with an uncomplicated dislocation of the elbow, that has not required surgery. The rehabilitation to be followed must be agreed with your doctor if complications have arisen in the form of, for example, bone fracture, vascular damage or nerve damage.
Stretching: (20 min, Primarily to achieve full mobility)
Rotate the forearm so that the palm faces alternately up and down.
Bend and stretch the arm to the extreme position. Cautiously apply pressure in the extreme position to achieve maximum mobility.
Squeeze a soft ball.
Put an elastic band around your fingers. Spread your fingers so that the elastic is stretched.
Stand at a table with the injured arm on a ball. Move the ball in all directions while applying slight pressure on the ball.
Let the injured hand hang over the edge of a table with the palm facing downwards. Move the hand slowly up and down while holding a weight. Support the injured arm with the good arm.
Sit at a table with the injured hand on a ball and roll slowly from side to side.
Sit with the injured arm on a table with your hand on a cloth. Polish the tabletop backwards and forwards while applying slight pressure with your arm.
Stand at a table with both hands on a firm round cushion with elbows slightly bent. Apply slight pressure to the cushion and roll the cushion away from yourself so that the upper body bends in over the table. Roll the cushion back again to the starting position.
Sit at a table with the injured arm’s elbow on a ball. Press against the ball with a slow movement for 5 seconds. Rest for 5 seconds before repeating.
Sit at a table with the injured hand on a ball and roll slowly backwards and forwards.
Stretching is carried out in the following way: stretch the muscle group for 3-5 seconds. Relax for 3-5 seconds. The muscle group should subsequently be stretched for 20 seconds. The muscle is allowed to be tender, but must not hurt. Relax for 20 seconds, after which the procedure can be repeated.
The time consumed for stretching, coordination and strength training can be altered depending on the training opportunities available and individual requirements.