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A Nervy Tug-of-War Tip

After participating in the May Day interfraternity tug of war, one of our students could not extend his hand at the wrist. Physical exam revealed neurologic deficit of the radial nerve. Further exam showed an abrasion on the inner aspect of the arm at the midhumeral level, which is where the rope had been while he was continuously pulling for several minutes. The weakness persisted for about 3 days, then resolved. The condition might be called "tug-of-war neuropathy."

- Edward C. White, MD, Middleburg Heights, Ohio

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