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'The BloodStopper' - experiences with a novel portable hand-held orthopaedic limb tourniquet.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17988474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tourniquets are widely employed in orthopaedic practice to maintain a bloodless operative field during extremity surgery. In areas of the world where reliable pressurized air systems for tourniquet inflation are not available, and as an alternative to the traditional Esmarch bandage, we report on the successful and safe use of a novel hand-held, battery-operated limb tourniquet.
T M S Millar; P McGrath; C C P McConnachie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-08     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Bedford Orthopaedic Centre, Umtata General Hospital, Private Bag X5103, Umtata 5100, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pressure
Equipment Design
Lower Extremity / blood supply,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Upper Extremity / blood supply,  surgery*

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