Tourniquet-induced rhabdomyolysis after total knee replacement

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1994 Nov;76(6):416-7.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Acute Kidney Injury / etiology
  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Knee Prosthesis*
  • Male
  • Rhabdomyolysis / etiology*
  • Tourniquets / adverse effects*