October 9, 2018

Surgeons favoring tourniquet-free knee replacements

Everybody has heard of tourniquets. In cases of traumatic bleeding, a tourniquet can save your life.

In a total knee replacement procedure, however, there’s now ample evidence that tourniquets may actually do more harm than good.

Sebastian River medical Center orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Sands has seen more than his share of traumatic bleeding after spending more than a dozen years as a U.S. Army surgeon. Read more in the Vero News: