Pain and paraesthesia produced by silicone ring and pneumatic tourniquets

@article{Mohan2011PainAP,
  title={Pain and paraesthesia produced by silicone ring and pneumatic tourniquets},
  author={Anita T. Mohan and Aroon Baskaradas and Matthew C. Solan and P. A. Magnussen},
  journal={The Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={215 - 218}
}
Twenty volunteers were recruited to compare a novel, silicone ring tourniquet (the Hemaclear® tourniquet) with a pneumatic tourniquet. After application of the tourniquets, the pain and paraesthesia experienced by the participants was scored at 1 minute, 5 minutes, and 10 minutes. This was repeated with the tourniquets on the forearm. On the upper arm, the silicone ring tourniquet was associated with a significantly lower pain score than the pneumatic tourniquet. The incidence of paraesthesia… 

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