Similar outcome whether tourniquet was used throughout TKA or during cementation only
Tourniquet use during cementation only during total knee arthroplasty: a randomized trialClin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan;472(1):169-74. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3124-2.
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Seventy-one patients (79 knees) undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to either have the tourniquet inflated throughout the procedure or during the cementation phase only. The purpose of this study was to compare the two protocols with respect to operative time, blood loss, as well as postoperative clinical and functional outcomes. Results indicated that there were no statistica...
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