Tourniquet use increases tibial cement mantle thickness, pain, and blood loss in TKA
Influence of the tourniquet on tibial cement mantle thickness in primary total knee arthroplastyKnee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jan;24(1):96-101
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90 patients with osteoarthritis undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty were randomized to undergo the procedure either with or without the use of a tourniquet. The study was conducted in order to determine the effect of tourniquet use on cement mantle thickness, which is thought to play a role in implant stability and survivorship. The results of this study indicated that the tourniquet group ...
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