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Table 3 Clinical outcomes and complication comparison

From: Influence of tourniquet use in primary total knee arthroplasty with drainage: a prospective randomised controlled trial

Parameters Non-tourniquet Tourniquet P value
Length of stay 6.3 ± 1.7 7.1 ± 1.9 0.001
Straight-leg raising (num./%) 4.6 ± 3.8 6.4 ± 4.3 0.01
HSS score    
 Discharge 66.6 ± 8.1 65.4 ± 7.4 0.359
 3 months post-op 82.5 ± 4.5 81.6 ± 4.4 0.231
 6 months post-op 89.8 ± 4.9 90.7 ± 4.5 0.257
Erythema/ecchymosis (num./%) 9 (13.2%) 15 (20.8%) 0.233
Tension vesicle (num./%) 7 (10.3%) 21(29.2%) 0.005
Superficial infection (num./%) 3 (4.3%) 5 (6.9%) 0.763
DVT (num./%) 0 2 0.497
  1. Data are shown as mean ± standard deviation or numbers (%)
  2. DVT deep vein thrombosis