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Table 1 Criteria for participants in the study

From: The efficacy of tourniquet assisted total knee arthroplasty on patient-reported and performance-based physical function: a randomized controlled trial protocol

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Age > 50 Rheumatoid arthritis
  BMI > 35
Able to tolerate spinal anesthesia Previous knee surgery
  Malignancy
Clinical and radiological knee OA according to the ‘Ahlbäck’ classification system Muscle disease
  Deep vein thrombosis or other blood coagulation disorders.
  Neuromuscular problems
  Symptomatic bilateral OA, with planned surgery of the contra lateral knee within 1 year
  Decline or unable to participate
  1. OA, Osteoarthritis; BMI, Body Mass Index.