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Volume:3 Issue:5 Number:28 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #6194
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Tourniquet use in TKA increases the risk for complications and early functional impairment

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OrthoEvidence. Tourniquet use in TKA increases the risk for complications and early functional impairment. ACE Report. 2014;3(5):28. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/6194

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The effects of a tourniquet used in total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis

J Orthop Surg Res. 2014 Mar 6;9(1):13. doi: 10.1186/1749-799X-9-13.

Contributing Authors: W Zhang N Li S Chen Y Tan M Al-Aidaros L Chen

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13 randomized controlled trials comparing tourniquet use to non-use in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were included in this review. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of tourniquet use on surgical, clinical and functional outcomes. Results indicated that although significant improvements were observed for intraoperative blood loss and operative time, tournique...

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