Modified application of thumb tourniquet to enlarge the operative field

Modified application of thumb tourniquet to enlarge the operative field Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:345–346 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1079-0 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Modified application of thumb tourniquet to enlarge the operative field Ersin Aksam & Mustafa Erol Demirseren Received: 2 August 2014 /Accepted: 14 August 2014 /Published online: 7 April 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, modified application of the thumb tourniquet beyond the The use of sterile gloves as finger tourniquets is well ac- MCP joint to enlarge the operative field. After rolling the cepted by plastic surgeons. They provide a bloodless field glove to the base of the first proximal phalanx, the glove is with low costs. It is highly consistent and uniformly gen- fixed to the skin at the mid-part of the first metacarpal with erates pressures less than 500 mmHg which does not cause a single stitch (generally with 4/0 absorbable braided su- nerve degeneration [1, 2]. Finger tourniquets that are placed ture). The operative field is approximately doubled in at the base of the fingers are out of the operative field length and extended over the MCP joint (Fig. 1). After when the surgery is carried out in the distal parts of the the operation, we cut the glove first and take out the European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Modified application of thumb tourniquet to enlarge the operative field

Loading next page...
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial