Tourniquet TKA reduces intraoperative but not total blood loss
The effect of tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty: grading the evidence through an updated meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trialsEur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014 Aug;24(6):973-86. doi: 10.1007/s00590-013-1278-y. Epub 2013 Jul 11.
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This meta-analysis was comprised of 15 randomized controlled trials (804 patients) comparing the efficacy and safety of tourniquet versus non-tourniquet application in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Pooled results, revealed tourniquet application significantly reduced intraoperative blood loss but increased postoperative loss. There was no significant difference between tourniquet versus non-tourn...
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