Tourniquet use in TKA may cause increased pain
Effects of tourniquet use on quadriceps function and pain in total knee arthroplastyKnee Surg Relat Res. 2014 Dec;26(4):207-13.
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20 patients scheduled to undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to osteoarthritis were randomized to either a tourniquet group, which had a tourniquet inflated above the knee during surgery, or a no-tourniquet group, which had the tourniquet placed above the knee during surgery but not inflated. This was done to assess the effect of tourniquet use on recovery following TKA. A visual analog scal...
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