Tourniquet-Less Total Knee Arthroplasty

Dr. Chaudhary is now preforming Tourniquet-less Knee Replacements.It is common to use a tourniquet above the knee during total knee arthroplasty. A tourniquet is a device that applies circumferential pressure around the extremity. It is inflated to a desired pressure to help control bleeding during surgery.

There are several downsides to usage of a tourniquet.

Risks associated with the usage of tourniquet

  • increased soft tissue or nerve damage.
  • increased pain.
  • ischemia.
  • temporary reduction in muscle strength and range of motion.

What are the benefits of Tourniquet-less Total Knee Arthroplasty?

Patients have reported

  • Decreased pain-the muscles/ nerves of the thigh are not crushed by inflating the tourniquet.
  • Faster return of muscle function.
  • Greater range of motion in the early recovery phase.
  • Equivalent Blood Loss.
  • Decreased risk for DVT.

Schedule an appointment to discuss your tourniquet less total knee arthroplasty.

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  American Medical Association
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The Ohio State Medical Association
  • Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati