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Tourniquet syndrome: a review of constricting band removal.

Authors
  • Peckler, B
  • Hsu, C K
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of emergency medicine
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2001
Volume
20
Issue
3
Pages
253–262
Identifiers
PMID: 11267813
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A constricting band causing tourniquet syndrome is a common problem that can cause much frustration and pain for both the patient and practitioner. The following review classifies and describes the different aspects of the treatment of this condition. We also describe a policy and procedure for the motorized removal of large bands by using a high revolutions per minute cutting device.

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