Digital neurovascular compression due to a forgotten tourniquet
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CitationAvcı, G., Akan, M., Yıldırım, S. ve Aköz, T. (2003). Digital neurovascular compression due to a forgotten tourniquet. Hand Surgery Journal. 8(1), s. 133-136.
The surgeon may, on occasion, wish to perform a relatively minor procedure on a single finger with some types of tourniquet at the base of the finger. A potential complication of a digital tourniquet is neurovascular damage due to excessive tissue pressure and prolonged application time. We presented a case where a hand surgery and digital tourniquet was forgotten on the finger for one and a half days. Although neurovascular compromise had occurred, the left index finger was successfully saved after extensive medical treatment and leech therapy.
SourceHand Surgery Journal
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