- in the report by Edwards et al, the authors performed a prospective study was undertaken to compare
the use of forearm and upper arm tourniquets for local anaesthetic procedures on the hand;
- 100 consecutive patients with an upper arm tourniquet were compared with a further consecutive 100 patients in whom a forearm tourniquet was used;
- tourniquet time was always less than 20 minutes and the scoring of perceived pain was not significantly different in the two groups;
- use of a forearm tourniquet was well tolerated and was not associated with an increase in complications;
- Clinical application of the forearm tourniquet.
- Efficacy of forearm versus upper arm tourniquet for local anaesthetic surgery of the hand.
- The wrist tourniquet: an alternative technique in hand surgery.
- Tips of the trade #42. An improved technique for creating a digital tourniquet.
- Digital tourniquets: a pressure study with clinical relevance.
- Guidelines for the use of digital tourniquets based on physiological pressure measurements.
Minimal tourniquet pressure to maintain arterial closure in upper limb surgery.