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ACE Report #11219
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Tourniquet use in ankle fracture fixation has no significant effect on length of hospital stay

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect on Hospital Length of Stay of Tourniquet Use During Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures: Randomized Controlled Trial

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Jan;58(1):114-118. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.08.023

Contributing Authors: J Sim N Grocott H Majeed D McClelland

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188 patients with an ankle fracture requiring fixation were randomized to surgery with or without the application of a tourniquet. The primary purpose of the study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the length of hospital stay between groups. Results demonstrated no significant difference between the tourniquet and non-tourniquet group in hospital length of stay. Operative t...

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