Clinical communication| Volume 20, ISSUE 3, P253-262, April 2001

Tourniquet syndrome: A review of constricting band removal1


      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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