Safe finger tourniquet-ideas

Lin Gwei Wei, Chieh Feng Chen, Chun Yuan Hwang, Chiung Wen Chang, Wen Kuan Chiu, Chun Chang Li, Hsian-Jenn Wang

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Abstract

Tourniquets are often needed for optimized phalangeal surgeries. However, few surgeons forget to remove them and caused ischemic injuries. We have a modified method to create a safe finger tourniquet for short duration finger surgeries, which can avoid such tragedy. It is done by donning a glove, cutting the tip of the glove over the finger of interest, and rolling the glove finger to the base. From 2010 to 2013, approximately 54 patients underwent digital surgical procedures with our safe finger tourniquet. Because the glove cannot be forgotten to be removed, the tourniquet must be released and removed. This is a simple and efficient way to apply a safe finger tourniquet by using hand rubber glove for a short-term bloodless finger surgery and can achieve an excellent surgical result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S130-S132
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume76
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Finger tourniquet
  • Phalangeal surgery
  • Safety

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  • Surgery

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Wei, L. G., Chen, C. F., Hwang, C. Y., Chang, C. W., Chiu, W. K., Li, C. C., & Wang, H-J. (2016). Safe finger tourniquet-ideas. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 76, S130-S132. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000000701

Safe finger tourniquet-ideas. / Wei, Lin Gwei; Chen, Chieh Feng; Hwang, Chun Yuan; Chang, Chiung Wen; Chiu, Wen Kuan; Li, Chun Chang; Wang, Hsian-Jenn.

In: Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 76, 2016, p. S130-S132.

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Wei, LG, Chen, CF, Hwang, CY, Chang, CW, Chiu, WK, Li, CC & Wang, H-J 2016, 'Safe finger tourniquet-ideas', Annals of Plastic Surgery, vol. 76, pp. S130-S132. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000000701
Wei LG, Chen CF, Hwang CY, Chang CW, Chiu WK, Li CC et al. Safe finger tourniquet-ideas. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2016;76:S130-S132. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000000701
Wei, Lin Gwei ; Chen, Chieh Feng ; Hwang, Chun Yuan ; Chang, Chiung Wen ; Chiu, Wen Kuan ; Li, Chun Chang ; Wang, Hsian-Jenn. / Safe finger tourniquet-ideas. In: Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2016 ; Vol. 76. pp. S130-S132.
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