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The Tourniquet Manual — Principles and Practice

Authors: Klenerman, Leslie

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About this book

Why write a book on the tourniquet? The tourniquet is used routinely in op- ating theatres throughout the world, but as far as I know there is no single book that surveys the considerable literature that has accumulated. If used sensibly, the tourniquet is a safe instrument. Most of the few complications seen with its use are preventable. However, when something untoward happens, the tour- quet suddenly becomes an interesting subject, particularly if there is the likelihood of medicolegal consequences. This book summarises the scientific background of the tourniquet and describes a safe physiological approach to preventing complications. Examples of medicolegal problems are included. Considerable progress had been made since Lister first excised a tuberculous wrist joint in a bloodless field. Many researchers have studied the effects of ischaemia and pressure on nerves and muscles. Tourniquets have entered the age of computers and are now much more sophisticated. Despite this, there is still much dogma surrounding the tourniquet in operating theatres and in textbooks. This book is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthetists and op- ating-theatre staff. I hope that this short text will stimulate a more widespread interest in the tour- quet and improve safe practice.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"The use of tourniquet in orthopaedic surgery is a universal practice that is accepted with little question. Leslie Klenerman has had a life-long interest in the tourniquet and has conducted a considerable amount of research on its use and misuse. … He has produced a succinct summary of the physiology and application of the tourniquet … . a very readable account that must be read by all who may require use of this instrument." (Frank Horan, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 86-B, 2004)

"The tourniquet is used daily in orthopaedic practice, and a lot of questions do not have a clear answer … . This little book covers the history, science and practical use of the tourniquet. … Complications, which often have medicolegal implication, are well described. This excellent book finds a place in all orthopaedic departments." (M. De Smedt, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 70 (6), 2004)

"This is the first manual entirely devoted to the effects and potential complications of tourniquet use in surgery and anesthesia. It summarizes the scientific work published on the subject … . This original and very clearly presented little manual of 100 pages is of major interest for all tourniquet users, orthopaedic surgeons, anesthetists, and operating-theatre staff. It may also help experts, lawyers and attorneys, since medicolegal procedures can follow the onset of complications related to the use of tourniquets." (Claude Karger, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Vol. 14 (4), 2004)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Tourniquet Manual — Principles and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-85233-857-2
DOI
10.1007/b97532
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-706-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-3920-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 108
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