Effect of tourniquet use on activation of coagulation in total knee replacement.

@article{Aglietti2000EffectOT,
  title={Effect of tourniquet use on activation of coagulation in total knee replacement.},
  author={Paolo Aglietti and Andrea Baldini and Luca Maria Vena and Rosanna Abbate and Sandra Fedi and Michela Falciani},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2000},
  volume={371},
  pages={169-77}
}
Total knee replacement often is performed with tourniquet application. The advantages of a dry field, including fixation, are well known, but it still is debatable if tourniquet application increases deep vein thrombosis. Measurement of coagulation markers is a well accepted method of studying thrombogenesis activation intraoperatively and postoperatively. Twenty patients undergoing total knee replacement with subarachnoid anesthesia were assigned randomly to two groups: either with tourniquet… CONTINUE READING