Mark B. Skeen, MD; Marvin P. Rozear, MD; Joel C. Morgenlander, MD
To the Editors: There has been growing public and legislative attention to potential hazards and appropriate use of physical restraint in patient care. We report a case of bilateral brachial plexus injury and unilateral axillary vein thrombosis due to the combined use of vest and wrist restraints.
A 48-year-old male unrestrained driver suffered closed head injury in a head-on collision 17 months before his referral for bilateral hand weakness. On hospitalization after the accident, he was graded as Glasgow Coma Scale 14, with no evidence of acute cerebral injury by computed tomographic (CT) scan. His blood alcohol level was 200
Skeen MB, Rozear MP, Morgenlander JC. Posey Palsy. Ann Intern Med. ;117:795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-9-795_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(9):795.
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