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02-22-2013, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Kinjero View Post
I was under the impression that when a tourniquet was used, there was high risk to permanently damaging, and even possibly loosing the injured limb. Here's hoping Reds has a full recovery and is back with force next season.
That is true. You are of course cutting of blood and all the nutrients it supplies, so you are starving the limb of oxygen amongst other things.

It's a fine balance between not damaging the limb and saving a life. We seem to have a highly trained staff, so I am sure they have set protocols to follow. When someone loses 1.5L of blood, a tourniquet isn't a terrible idea.

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