Tourniquets do not increase the total blood loss or re-amputation risk in transtibial amputations
Christian Wied, Peter T Tengberg, Gitte Holm, Thomas Kallemose, Anders Troelsen, Morten T Kristensen, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark
Thomas Kallemose, Clinical Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark
Nicolai B Foss, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark
Morten T Kristensen, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research-Copenhagen, Department of Physical Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark
Author contributions: All the authors contributed to the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This retrospective study was undertaken using data from medical records only. The local ethics committee approved the protocol. Protocol: H-6-2014-FSP-026.
Informed consent statement: Our retrospective study contained data from medical records only. The study was registered at the regional data protection agency (04.12.2012) (j. no. 01975 HVH-2012-053).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from any commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
Data sharing statement: The data from this study will be available on request.
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Correspondence to: Christian Wied, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Kettegaard Alle 30, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark. email@example.com
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Received: August 11, 2016
Peer-review started: August 11, 2016
First decision: September 28, 2016
Revised: October 28, 2016
Accepted: December 7, 2016
Article in press: December 9, 2016
Published online: January 18, 2017