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Volume:5 Issue:2 Number:50 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #8370
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

No difference between upper arm & forearm tourniquets in open carpal tunnel decompression


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OrthoEvidence. No difference between upper arm & forearm tourniquets in open carpal tunnel decompression. ACE Report. 2016;5(2):50. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/8370

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Arm versus forearm tourniquet for carpal tunnel decompression - Which is better? A randomized controlled trial

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Nov;40(9):961-5.

Contributing Authors: GR Cousins SL Gill CG Tinning SM Johnson PK Rickhuss

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Synopsis

100 patients undergoing open carpal tunnel decompression were randomly assigned to receive an upper arm tourniquet or a forearm tourniquet during surgery. The purpose of the study was to compare patient-reported levels of intra-operative pain and surgeon-reported levels of bleeding and obstruction to determine if either tourniquet strategy was advantageous. The results indicated that both study gr...

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