The effects of tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled trial

@article{Wang2015TheEO,
  title={The effects of tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled trial},
  author={Kai Wang and Songjia Ni and Zhichang Li and Qunjie Zhong and Rujun Li and Hu Li and Yan Pang Ke and Jianhao Lin},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={2849-2857}
}
Tourniquets are still widely used in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), although they may be associated with several adverse effects. An observer-blinded, randomized, controlled trial was performed to evaluate the effects of tourniquet use in TKA. Fifty participants who underwent staged bilateral TKA were recruited for this study. The first-side TKA was randomly allocated to either long-duration tourniquet use or short-duration tourniquet use followed by a 3-month washout period and crossover to… CONTINUE READING
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