Tourniquet use during plating of acute extra-articular tibial fractures: effects on final results of the operation.

@article{Saied2010TourniquetUD,
  title={Tourniquet use during plating of acute extra-articular tibial fractures: effects on final results of the operation.},
  author={A R Saied and Afshin Zyaei},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={
          E94-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Tourniquet use in orthopedics is practiced for the sake of the surgeon's comfort with a bloodless field, though it is associated with potential risks. This study was performed to assess the effects of using or avoiding a tourniquet when plating acute extra-articular tibial fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred thirty-eight patients with acute extra-articular tibial fractures were randomized into two groups: "tourniquet" and "without tourniquet". Postoperative pain, amount of… CONTINUE READING

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