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August 5, 1998

Medical Monikers

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(5):420-421. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-5-jbk0805

To the Editor.—Shortly after I read Mr Skolnick's article1 on injuries and conditions associated with specific occupations or activities, a patient requested analgesics for "wheelie elbow." This was described as discomfort in the antecubital fossa and biceps muscle that was associated with prolonged pulling of wheeled luggage. Apparently, the condition is prevalent in flight attendants and other frequent travelers. In severe cases, pain is also experienced in the anterior shoulder and lateral neck.

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