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Volume:2 Issue:4 Number:100 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #413
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Timing of tourniquet release does not affect haemostasis in TKA


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OrthoEvidence. Timing of tourniquet release does not affect haemostasis in TKA. ACE Report. 2013;2(4):100. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/413

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

Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty When Using a Postoperative Blood Salvage Drain

J Arthroplasty. 2009 Jun;24(4):539-42. Epub 2008 Apr 11

Contributing Authors: B Steffin E Green-Riviere NJ Giori

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Synopsis

37 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), were randomized to receive a blood salvage drain with either an early or late tourniquet release. The goal of this study was to compare the effects or tourniquet release time on hemostasis. The results indicated that tourniquet release time had no significant effects on post-operative hematocrit loss, total b...

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