Tourniquet associated chemical burn

Jae Hyuk Yang, Hyungtae Lim, Jung Ro Yoon, Hyeon Il Jeong

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Chemical burn under pneumatic tourniquet is an iatrogenic preventable injury and is rarely reported in the literature. The two important mechanisms are maceration (friction) and wetness underneath the tourniquent. In this report, our experience with two illustrative patients who presented with iatrogenic tourniquet associated burn is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-359
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Orthopaedics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012 May 1


  • Chemical burn
  • irritation
  • maceration
  • tourniquet

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