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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 356-359

Tourniquet associated chemical burn


1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Korea
2 Korea Orthopedic Clinic, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Jung-Ro Yoon
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Veterans Hospital, 6 2 Dunchon Dong, Kangdong Ku, Seoul
Korea
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.96366

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Chemical burn under pneumatic tourniquet is an iatrogenic preventable injury and is rarely reported in the literature. The two important mechanisms are maceration (friction) and wetness underneath the tourniquent. In this report, our experience with two illustrative patients who presented with iatrogenic tourniquet associated burn is described.


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