Handcuffs in an unnecessary arrest may end this aspiring craniofacial surgeon’s career. “Dominick Golio was released on $100 bail about 1 a.m. and issued an appearance ticket requiring him to appear in City Court on Oct. 31. The suspended license charge was dropped after it was determined his driver’s license was valid and had never been suspended.
After his release, Golio had his left hand examined at the White Plains Hospital Center emergency room, where he was diagnosed with sensory radial nerve palsy, also known as ‘handcuff palsy,’ because it occurs if handcuffs are applied too tightly. He has subsequently been diagnosed with Wartenberg’s syndrome, a condition that causes significant pain to the forearm, frequently caused by direct trauma.”