Nerve injury associated with anesthesia.

  title={Nerve injury associated with anesthesia.},
  author={D A Kroll and Robert A. Caplan and Karen L. Posner and Roberta J. Ward and Frederick W. Cheney},
  volume={73 2},
The authors examined the American Society of Anesthesiologists Closed Claims Study database to define the role of nerve damage in the overall spectrum of anesthesia-related injury that leads to litigation. Of 1,541 claims reviewed, 227 (15%) were for anesthesia-related nerve injury. Ulnar neuropathy represented one-third of all nerve injuries and was the most frequent nerve injury. Less-frequent sites of nerve injury were the brachial plexus (23%) and the lumbosacral nerve roots (16%). In a… CONTINUE READING


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