Tourniquet release for hemostasis increases bleeding. A randomized study of 77 knee replacements.

@article{Jorn1999TourniquetRF,
  title={Tourniquet release for hemostasis increases bleeding. A randomized study of 77 knee replacements.},
  author={Lars Peter Jorn and Anders Lindstrand and S\oren Toksvig-Larsen},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={265-7}
}
We conducted a prospective, randomized study of 77 primary knee replacement operations on 75 patients (52 women), with a mean age of 71 years, to evaluate the effect of tourniquet release for hemostasis on blood loss and transfusion requirements. The operations were all done with spinal anesthesia and the use of a midline skin incision and medial… CONTINUE READING