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Tourniquet-induced Rhabdomyolysis After Total Knee Replacement

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Tourniquet-induced Rhabdomyolysis After Total Knee Replacement

S H Palmer et al. Ann R Coll Surg Engl.


A case is described of a patient who developed rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure after the use of an intraoperative tourniquet for elective orthopaedic surgery. A review of the literature revealed four similar cases in the last 20 years. The clinical features and management of such patients are discussed.

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