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Is cement penetration in TKR reduced by not using a tourniquet during cementation? A single blinded, randomized trial

Vertullo, CJ and Manickaraj, N 2017 , 'Is cement penetration in TKR reduced by not using a tourniquet during cementation? A single blinded, randomized trial' , Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, vol. 25, no. 1 , pp. 1-7 , doi: 10.1177/2309499016684323.

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Abstract

Despite suggestions that tourniquet inflation during total knee replacement reduces bleeding and hence improves cement penetration, no studies exist supporting this widely held belief. In this single-blinded, single-surgeon, randomized controlled trial, the tourniquet inflation during cementation group (n = 20) did not have greater tibial cement penetration compared to a no tourniquet group (n = 20). No statistically significant differences in semiautomatic digitally measured average and central radiographic tibial plateau penetration values were observed between the two groups (p = 0.93; p = 0.84). Tourniquet inflation during cementation does not appear to improve tibial cementation penetration.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Vertullo, CJ and Manickaraj, N
Keywords: TKR, cement penetration, tourniquet, penetration, total knee arthroplasty, total knee replacement
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISSN: 2309-4990
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/2309499016684323
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Copyright 2017 Sage

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