[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
March 28, 1980

Postoperative Ulnar Neuropathy

JAMA. 1980;243(12):1233. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300380015010

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

To the Editor.—  I was disappointed when, at the close of the article by Miller and Camp, "Postoperative Ulnar Neuropathy" (242:1636, 1979), they mention only the operating room table and its hardware as possible culprits in the cubital tunnel syndrome. A far more common hard object, the anesthetist's stethoscope head, is often taped, strapped, or otherwise pressed into the cubital fossa, after which, a series of perhaps 50 blood pressure readings are taken in a typical four-hour surgery.Surely this study should have correlated location of the blood pressure cuff and stethoscope head with the lateralization of ulnar neuropathies. These data are easily incorporated into the anesthesia form.

×