Assessing blood loss and patient outcomes after total knee arthroplasty with vs. without tourniquet
Efficacy and safety of limb position on blood loss and range of motion after total knee arthroplasty without tourniquet: A randomized clinical trialInt J Surg. 2018 Dec;60:182-187. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2018.11.008
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100 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty and had the knee placed in 60 degrees flexion for the first 24 hours after surgery were randomized to surgery with or without intraoperative use of a tourniquet. Patients were assessed for outcomes related to blood loss, pain scores on a visual analog scale, knee range of motion, knee circumference, and incidence of complications. For blood loss o...
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