Surgical Tourniquets in Orthopaedics

Noordin, Shahryar; McEwen, James A.; Kragh, Jr., John F.; Eisen, Andrew; Masri, Bassam A.
December 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 12, p2958
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the evolution of surgical tourniquets systems in orthopaedics. It discloses that Joseph Lister was the first to use the system in creating a bloodless surgical field in 1864 while the first inflatable tourniquet was introduced by Harvey Cushing in 1904. It discusses the implications of tourniquet cuff design into the application of pressure level and limb occlusion pressure. It also mentions the use of tourniquet in military operations as well as its duration of use.


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