Tourniquet Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Prospective, Epidemiological Study of the Incidence and Nature of Tourniquet Complications in Norway|
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2005|
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.