The effect of pneumatic tourniquets on skeletal muscle physiology.

@article{Patterson1981TheEO,
  title={The effect of pneumatic tourniquets on skeletal muscle physiology.},
  author={Steven Patterson and Leslie Klenerman and Moushmi Biswas and Ann M. Rhodes},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1981},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={171-5}
}
The effect of 3- and 5-hour pneumatic tourniquets on skeletal muscle physiology was investigated. Maximum isometric tension development, contraction and half relaxation times were measured in the muscles lying immediately under and distal to the tourniquet. On release of the tourniquet no consistent difference between control and experimental muscles was observed with respect to contraction and half relaxation times; however, there was a marked reduction in maximum isometric tension development… CONTINUE READING

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