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Tourniquet Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00212394
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to establish the number and nature of complications that we, the researchers, have with the use of a tourniquet in orthopaedic surgery in Norway.

Condition or disease
Tourniquet Complications Paresis Palsy Nerve Compression

Detailed Description:
This is a multicenter, prospective study where contact persons in 10 different hospitals throughout Norway monitor problems and complications that occur in relation with tourniquet use in orthopaedic surgery. If a complication occurs, it is documented in detail by the contact person.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective, Epidemiological Study of the Incidence and Nature of Tourniquet Complications in Norway
Actual Study Start Date : January 2005
Primary Completion Date : September 2005
Study Completion Date : September 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients in 10 orthopaedic hospitals in Norway undergoing surgery which requires a tourniquet, from 1 january to 31 of december 2005

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00212394

St Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, 7006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Study Director: Vilhjalmur Finsen, Profesor NTNU

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00212394     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ADOD1
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscle Weakness
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Pathologic Processes