Tourniquet use in ankle fracture fixation has no significant effect on length of hospital stay
Effect on Hospital Length of Stay of Tourniquet Use During Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures: Randomized Controlled TrialJ Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Jan;58(1):114-118. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.08.023
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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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