Blood gas and electrolyte changes after tourniquet application in total knee replacement surgery.

Abstract

The tourniquet is widely used in upper and lower extremity surgery in orthopedic practice. However, safe working guidelines for the application of the tourniquet are not clearly defined. The use of a tourniquet is an important step in performing total knee arthroplasty, and it seems plausible that mechanical damage is directly related to the height and the… (More)

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