THE TOURNIQUET, DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW PRECAUTIONS

Author's Name: Waleed Khalid Albayati, Zakaria Yahia Arajy & Theresia Risa Davita
Subject Area: Health Science
Subject Medicine and Dentistry
Section Case Studies

Keyword:

Patient safety, Tourniquet, Ischemic necrosis, Gangrene, Hand injury


Abstract

The time limit for the removal of a tourniquet is short. Any delay in tourniquet deflation exposes to amputation hazards. Our objective was to report a case of ischemic finger gangrene, caused by having forgotten to take a tourniquet off after a finger foreign body removal, to inform healthcare professionals about the risk associated with that negligence.

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