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Tourniquet Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: March 10, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
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.

Tourniquet Complications
Nerve Compression

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective, Epidemiological Study of the Incidence and Nature of Tourniquet Complications in Norway

Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Actual Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2005
Primary Completion Date: September 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.

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 identifier: NCT00212394

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

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT00212394     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ADOD1
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: March 10, 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 processed this record on May 25, 2017