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

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Vertullo, CJ and Manickaraj, N, Is cement penetration in TKR reduced by not using a tourniquet during cementation? A single blinded, randomized trial, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 25, (1) pp. 1-7. ISSN 2309-4990 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 Sage

DOI: doi:10.1177/2309499016684323

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:TKR, cement penetration, tourniquet, penetration, total knee arthroplasty, total knee replacement
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Orthopaedics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Manickaraj, N (Dr Nagarajan Manickaraj)
ID Code:148372
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2022-01-04
Last Modified:2022-04-20
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