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Table 3 Comparison of intraoperative and postoperative outcomes

From: Elastic pneumatic tourniquet cuff can reduce postoperative thigh pain after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized trial

  Group E
(n = 48)
Group C
(n = 48)
P-value
RTP (mmHg) 215 ± 37 221 ± 52 n.s
 RTP – SBP (mmHg) 78 ± 40 96 ± 44 0.04
Bloodlessness of surgical field (n, %)    n.s
 Excellent 8 (16%) 6 (12%)  
 Good 36 (74%) 41 (72%)  
 Fair 4 (8%) 6 (12%)  
 Poor 1 (2%) 2 (4%)  
Skin complication 0 0 N/A
DVT (n, %) 5 (10%) 12 (24%) n.s
 DVT of the thigh 0 (0%) 1 (2%) n.s
 DVT of the calf 5 (10%) 11 (22%) n.s
  1. The data are expressed as the mean ± standard deviations
  2. Group E elastic cuff group, Group C conventional cuff group, RTP recommended tourniquet pressure, SBP systolic blood pressure, DVT deep vein thrombosis, n.s not significant, N/A not applicable