Scenario: I can't move my arm.

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Unless you suspect a fracture (there are other causes, including fractures, that can cause this), there really isn't any pre-hospital treatment that I can think of, since by the very nature of this call and by transporting, the source of compression is going to be removed. Maybe lightly splint the wrist for comfort sake. As I responded to Mike, while there wasn't a fall, I won't fault someone for going down the fall path and splinting the spine [hazy memory+EtOH+neurodeficit], but I was trying to paint a picture that wouldn't have been possible from a fall.

Saturday Night Drunk Syndrome is one of the clinical correlates in my anatomy class and with a name like that, I can't keep from sharing. It's also a good way to think about where the nerves run and what they innervate.
 

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