Tourniquets are back

Largely due evidence from increased military use in conflicts in the last two decades, tourniquet use has re-emerged as an effective way to control haemorrhage from limb injury, usually due to partial or complete amputation or severe crush injury (so called “mangled limbs”) or severe penetrating trauma with major tissue or vascular disruption. Based onContinue reading “Tourniquets are back”

Prolonged prehospital tourniquet placement associated with severe complications: a case report

Here is the full report Prolonged prehospital tourniquet placement associated with severe complications: a case report Editor’s note: Yes… norepinephrine and crystalloid resuscitation for haemorrhagic shock..not ideal but remote medicine is like this at times! Its easy to blame prolonged tourniquet application for loss of leg but a severed femoral artery is also likely culpritContinue reading “Prolonged prehospital tourniquet placement associated with severe complications: a case report”