[The use of a pneumatic tourniquet in total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized study].

@article{Li2008TheUO,
  title={[The use of a pneumatic tourniquet in total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized study].},
  author={Bin Li and Qi-rong Qian and Hai-Shan Wu and Hui Zhao and Xiang-Bo Lin and Jun Zhu and Wei-feng Weng},
  journal={Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery]},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 14},
  pages={1054-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of the use of a pneumatic tourniquet in total knee arthroplasty. METHODS Sixty patients were prospectively randomized into 2 groups, one group underwent total knee replacement with a tourniquet (n = 30) and one without (n = 30). Operating time, blood loss, postoperative mean morphine requirement, swelling, ecchymosis, earlier straight-leg raising and postoperative knee flexion were measured in both groups. RESULTS There was no significant difference in the… CONTINUE READING