ICJR Interviews: Debating the Value of the Tourniquet in TKA

    One of the hottest topics in orthopaedic surgery is whether the use of a tourniquet is really necessary in total knee arthroplasty. Many surgeons have recently come out in favor of a tourniquetless procedure to reduce postoperative bleeding and pain.

    Samih Tarabichi, MD, from Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is definitely not in that camp.

    He and his colleagues, Shaher Mohamed Hasanain, MD, discuss research on tourniquet use they presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “Effect of Tourniquet Use in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty” (Poster 195).

    Click the image above to hear their comments.

    Producer: Susan Doan-Johnson; Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles J. Maynard