This case describes a young, healthy woman who developed a grade 1 biceps muscle strain after the use of automatic non-invasive blood pressure monitoring during an elective surgical procedure. She was treated conservatively with simple analgesia, physiotherapy and a sling for comfort. Follow-up conducted 1 week later revealed occasional soreness, but she had almost returned to her baseline activity. The patient made a full recovery without any residual symptoms by the end of 6 weeks. This case highlights the importance of careful monitoring to ensure that routine use of blood pressure cuffs does not cause any pressure injuries.
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Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: RN, IL and LP. The following author gave final approval of the manuscript: LP.
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