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, 91 (12), 2958-67

Surgical Tourniquets in Orthopaedics

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Surgical Tourniquets in Orthopaedics

Shahryar Noordin et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am.

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  • J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Feb;92(2):442

Abstract

Higher levels of tourniquet pressure and higher pressure gradients beneath tourniquet cuffs are associated with a higher risk of nerve-related injury. Measurement of limb occlusion pressure can help to minimize tourniquet pressure levels and pressure gradients for individual patients and individual surgical procedures. Selective use of pneumatic, wider, and contoured tourniquet cuffs reduces tourniquet pressure levels and the applied pressure gradients.

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