Techniques to maintain a bloodless field in lower extremity surgery.

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PURPOSE Most surgeons and podiatrists prefer to operate on toes and feet with a bloodless operating field. This can be achieved with a pneumatic tourniquet applied to the thigh after exsanguination of the limb with a rubber bandage or with an Esmark bandage alone, placed below the knee. A pneumatic tourniquet requires the use of general anesthesia with… (More)

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@article{Tarver2000TechniquesTM, title={Techniques to maintain a bloodless field in lower extremity surgery.}, author={Hannah Tarver and Stacy Oliver and G J Ramming and B Englemann}, journal={Orthopedic nursing}, year={2000}, volume={19 4}, pages={65-73} }