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Tourniquets, Pneumatic

Definition : Tourniquets designed to circumferentially constrict/compress an extremity for a limited period of time by applying a precise amount of pressure using a gas-inflated cuff. The pressure is applied upon the limb surface and underlying tissues using the cuff; pressure is then transferred to the blood vessels causing a temporary occlusion. The pressure applied should be at least equal or higher than the minimum required to occlude the blood flow (i.e., limb occlusion pressure [LOP]). These tourniquets typically include an inflatable cuff, a compressed gas source, and tubes. Manual devices may use an integral gas cartridge or a manual pump as compressed air source while automated tourniquets include a control unit that supplies the compressed gas from a central supply system, a small gas container (e.g., a cylinder), or from an integral electric pump. Pneumatic tourniquets are used mainly during surgical procedures on the extremities enabling surgeons to perform delicate procedures in bloodless operative fields.

Entry Terms : "Pneumatic Tourniquets"

UMDC code : 14074

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AliMed Inc

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AliMed is an American manufacturing company and supplier of high quality products — everything from pre-formed orthoses, alarms for fall management, cushions, diagnostic imaging and operating room accessories, orthopedic rehabilitation equipment, ergonomic workplace solutions and emergency preparedness.

Frontier Medical Products Inc

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Frontier Medical Products was founded in Chicago, IL in 1979. With two employees, the company created one of the first disposable blood pressure cuffs and serviced hospitals in the local metro market.

Zimmer Biomet

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Zimmer Inc

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