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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2007 Jun;52(6):737-739. Korean. Case Report.
Kwon HJ , Lee J .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

In this case report, an unremarkable anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction of knee was complicated by a tourniquet-induced tibial and peroneal nerve palsy. The patient sustained the nerve palsy after the surgery under bloodless field for 2 h 30 min with a tourniquet pressure of 300 mmHg. The case underlines the necessity of being aware of the potential for complications associated with tourniquets, despite following recommended guidelines of tourniquet time and pressure.

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