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Vol:290 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
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Meta-Analysis
ACE Report #14942
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Tourniquet Use on Infection Rate in Total Knee Arthroplasties


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OrthoEvidence. Tourniquet Use on Infection Rate in Total Knee Arthroplasties. ACE Report. 2022;290(1):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/14942

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty and the risk of infection: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

J Exp Orthop. 2022 Jul 1;9(1):62.

Contributing Authors:
AA Magan O Dunseath P Armonis A Fontalis B Kayani FS Haddad

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Synopsis

A meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials was conducted to compare the effect of tourniquet use versus no tourniquet on infection during total knee arthroplasty. The outcomes assessed were superficial and deep infection, skin necrosis, skin blistering, transfusion rate, post-op hemoglobin drop, hospital stay, and deep vein thrombosis. Pooled analysis for the length of hospital stay, post-...

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