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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. jmlee@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract

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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