Tourniquet induced ischemia and changes in metabolism during TKA: a randomized study using microdialysis


BACKGROUND Tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery is applied to minimize blood loss thereby creating better overview of the surgical field. This induces ischemia in the skeletal muscle resulting in reperfusion injury. Our aim was to investigate the in vivo metabolic changes in the skeletal muscle during TKA surgery using microdialysis (MD… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12891-015-0784-y

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