TKA: Short duration tourniquet application may increase the need for blood transfusion
Tourniquet application only during cement fixation in total knee arthroplasty: a double-blind, randomized controlled trialANZ J Surg. 2012 Jun;82(6):428-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06083.x. Epub 2012 May 10
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65 out of originally planned 230 patients were randomized into two groups to determine the effects of short duration tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients were randomized to a short duration group, with tourniquet application during cement fixation of the implant only, or a longer duration group, with application of tourniquet from skin incision to just after cement fixation. C...
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