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Volume:4 Issue:2 Number:48 ISSN#:2564-2537
RCT
ACE Report #7416
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Limited time tourniquet use improves postoperative recovery, complication rate after TKA


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OrthoEvidence. Limited time tourniquet use improves postoperative recovery, complication rate after TKA. ACE Report. 2015;4(2):48. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/7416

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The limited use of a tourniquet during total knee arthroplasty: A randomized controlled trial

Knee. 2014 Dec;21(6):1263-8.

Contributing Authors: Y Fan J Jin Z Sun W Li J Lin X Weng G Qiu

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Synopsis

60 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to tourniquet use for the duration of the surgery or for shorter tourniquet application. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of limited tourniquet use as opposed to tourniquet use throughout the procedure with relation to blood loss and postoperative pain. Outcomes were assessed over 14 days postoperatively and n...

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