Limited/no tourniquet use beneficial for quadriceps strength vs tourniquet in TKA
Does tourniquet use in TKA affect recovery of lower limb strength and function? A randomized trialClin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Jan;474(1):69-77
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32 patients scheduled for bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to have the procedure of one knee performed under tourniquet control, with the procedure of the other knee performed with either limited tourniquet use or no tourniquet use at all. Outcomes of interest included quadriceps strength, quadriceps activation, hamstrings strength, unilateral limb balance, and clinical exam...
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