Tourniquet Use in ACL Reconstruction
Tourniquet Use Improves Intraoperative Parameters, Leading to Similar Postoperative Outcomes Compared With No Tourniquet Use in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial.Arthroscopy. 2023 Mar;39(3): 626-637.e3.
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200 patients scheduled for unilateral arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction were randomized to receive a tourniquet (n=100) or no tourniquet (n=100) during the procedure. Primary outcomes of interest included intraoperative visualization, operative time, and sterile saline consumption. Secondary outcomes of interest included blood loss, pain, opioid consumption, limb swellin...
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