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The use of tourniquets in lower limb trauma surgery to control bleeding and improve the surgical field is a long established practice. In this article, we review the evidence relating to harms and benefits of tourniquet use in lower limb fracture fixation surgery and report the results of a survey on current tourniquet practice among trauma surgeons in the UK.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/0301-620X.103B5.BJJ-2020-2070.R1

Type

Journal article

Journal

Bone joint j

Publication Date

05/2021

Volume

103-B

Pages

809 - 812

Keywords

ORIF, fracture, lower limb, tourniquet, trauma, Blood Loss, Surgical, Evidence-Based Medicine, Fracture Fixation, Internal, Humans, Leg Injuries, Pain Measurement, Postoperative Complications, Practice Patterns, Physicians', Surveys and Questionnaires, Tourniquets, United Kingdom