Does the use of a tourniquet infl uence the rates of surgical site infections/ periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) in primary or revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA)?

Does the use of a tourniquet infl uence the rates of surgical site infections/ periprosthetic joint infections (SSIs/PJIs) in primary or revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA)?

Authors: Bin Shen, Goran Bićanić, Rahul Goel, Kresimir Crnogaca, Katarina Barbaric

RECOMMENDATION: The literature is inconclusive regarding the use of a tourniquet during TKA and its potential to increase the risks for SSIs/PJIs in TKAs. Tourniquet times and pressures should be minimized to reduce this risk.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 89%, Disagree: 9%, Abstain: 2% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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