Rubber glove tourniquet: perhaps not so simple or safe?


A bloodless field is essential in hand surgery. In finger surgery, this can be achieved by the rubber glove technique. When treating a tip avulsion in a 5-year-old boy the tourniquet was accidentally left in place. This resulted in a necrotic finger that had to be amputated. To prevent this disastrous complication, we propose never to use this method of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00238-007-0144-8

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