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Silicone ring versus pneumatic cuff tourniquet: a comparative quantitative study in healthy individuals.
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PMID:  20585790     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to compare a new silicone ring tourniquet (SRT) with a classic pneumatic cuff tourniquet (PT) in terms of tolerance and recovery time following their use in healthy volunteers.
METHODS: Both tourniquets were applied in the arm and thigh of 15 healthy unmedicated volunteers. PT pressure was kept at 100 mmHg above the systolic blood pressure. The appropriate model of the SRT was used according to the systolic blood pressure. Pain was assessed by visual analogue scale and arterial blood pressure, pulse rate and oxygen saturation were monitored in all volunteers.
RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference in tolerance time between SRT and PT in the arm (19.13 vs. 18.25 min) and thigh (21.52 vs. 21.39 min) nor in recovery time between the two devices.
CONCLUSION: The SRT performed similarly to the classic PT in terms of tolerance and recovery time when applied in the arm and thigh of unmedicated healthy volunteers.
Georgios I Drosos; Nikolaos I Stavropoulos; Konstantinos Kazakos; Grigorios Tripsianis; Athanasios Ververidis; Dionisios-Alexandros Verettas
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  131     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece,
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