The relationship between pneumatic tourniquet time and the amount of pulmonary emboli in patients undergoing knee arthroscopic surgeries.

Near-fatal pulmonary embolism can occur immediately after tourniquet release after orthopedic surgeries. In this study, we determined the relationship between tourniquet time and the occurrence of pulmonary emboli in 30 patients undergoing arthroscopic knee surgeries, by using transesophageal echocardiography. The right atrium (RA) was continuously… (More)