The effect of post-operative bleeding on compartment pressure.

  • Marc Mars
  • Published 1994 in Journal of hand surgery


The effect of post-operative haemorrhage on intra-compartmental pressure has been studied in a primate model. The common practice of closing a wound and applying a compression bandage before deflating the tourniquet is shown to raise intra-compartmental pressure. Subsequent tourniquet release causes a further rise in pressure. Post-operative intra… (More)


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