AAOS 2015: Investigating tourniquet strategies in total knee arthroplasty
How Can We Use Tourniquet More Properly During Total Knee Arthroplasty?
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This trial conducted randomized sub-studies on patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty with a pneumatic tourniquet. The first study randomized 160 patients to the use of either low (SBP + 120 mmHg) or high (SBP + 150 mmHg) tourniquet pressures with the purpose of quantifying an effective and safe tourniquet pressure. Following the intraoperative assessment of the quality of the surgical field,...
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