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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7525
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Effects of pneumatic tourniquet removal before or after wound closure in TKA


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

Releasing of Tourniquet Before Wound Closure or not in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jan;30(1):31-7.

Contributing Authors: PF Zan Y Yang D Fu X Yu GD Li

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Synopsis

16 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis examining the effect of tourniquet release prior to, or following, wound closure on operative blood loss and incidence of complications during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Perioperative, postoperative and total blood loss, rate of major and minor complications, and operative time were assessed. The results of this analysis demon...

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