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Surgery for varicose veins: use of tourniquet

  1. Kathryn A Rigby1,*,
  2. Simon J Palfreyman2,
  3. Catherine Beverley3,
  4. Jonathan A Michaels4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Vascular Group

Published Online: 10 JUN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 9 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001486.pub2


How to Cite

Rigby KA, Palfreyman SJ, Beverley C, Michaels JA. Surgery for varicose veins: use of tourniquet. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD001486. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001486.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Population Health Sciences, c/o Cochrane PVD group, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tissue Viability, Sheffield, UK

  3. 3

    Cumbria County Council, Adult Social Care, Carlisle, UK

  4. 4

    University of Sheffield, ScHARR, School of Health and Related Research, Sheffield, UK

*Kathryn A Rigby, c/o Cochrane PVD group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UK. Keeley74@btinternet.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 10 JUN 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Corbett 1989 {published data only}
Sykes 2000 {published data only}
  • Hickey NC. Prospective randomised trial of varicose vein surgery with or without tourniquet. National Research Register. http://www.nrr.nhs.uk/ViewDocument.asp?ID=N0282000633 (accessed 15 December 2001).
  • Sykes TC, Brookes P, Hickey NC. A prospective randomised trial of tourniquet in varicose vein surgery. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2000;82(4):280-2.
  • Sykes TCF, Brookes P, Hickey NC. A prospective randomised trial of tourniquet in varicose vein surgery. British Journal of Surgery 1999;86(Suppl. 1):14. [MEDLINE: 837]
Thompson 1990 {published data only}
  • Thompson JF, Royle GT, Farrands PA, Najmaldin A, Clifford PC, Webster JH. Varicose vein surgery using a pneumatic tourniquet: reduced blood loss and improved cosmesis. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1990;72(2):119-21.

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Farrands 1987 {published data only}
  • Farrands PA, Royle G, Najmaldin A, Webster JHH. Varicose vein surgery: effect of tourniquet on intra-operative blood loss and post-operative cosmesis. British Journal of Surgery 1987;74(4):330.
Fischer 1991 {published data only}
Fischer 1994 {published data only}
  • Fischer R. Results of the bloodless limb technique in varicose veins surgery. Phlebologie 1994;23(1):1-6.
Klenerman 1977 {published data only}
Lahl 2000 {published data only}
  • Lahl W, Albrecht H-G. Optimizing of varicose vein surgery by employment of a roll-on tourniquet. Phlebologie 2000;29(5):134-6.
Lofqvist 1988 {published data only}
Meyer 1997 {published data only}
  • Meyer T, Weber H, Lang W. Use of a tourniquet in varicose vein surgery. Advantages of conventional technique with a standard cuff. Vasomed 1997;9(2):69-71.
Mildner 2000 {published data only}
  • Mildner A, Hilbe G. Bleeding complications in varicose vein surgery: relationship with perioperative thromboprophylaxis with LMWH as well as operating in a bloodless field using a tourniquet. Phlebologie 2000;29(6):163-6.
Robinson 2000 {published data only}
Royle 1984 {published data only}
  • Royle JP. Operative management of varicose veins. Hospital Update 1984;10:941-9.
Sachs 1994 {published data only}
  • Sachs G, Thiele H, Gai H. Initial experience with endoscopic subfascial dissection of perforating veins in 100 interventions. Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie 1994;119(7):501-5.
Streichenberger 1991 {published data only}
  • Streichenberger R, Barjoud H, Konieczny M, Elias W. Surgical management of major varicose veins of the lower limb using a pneumatic tourniquet. Annals of Vascular Surgery 1991;5(6):559-60.
Tsavellas 2000 {published data only}
Tsavellas 2000b {published data only}
  • Tsavellas G, Ranaboldo CJ. Tourniquet use during varicose vein surgery: a survey of current practice among Wessex surgeons. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2000;82(2):116-9.
Wigger 1998 {published data only}

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Evans 1999
  • Evans CJ, Fowkes FG, Ruckley CV, Lee AJ. Prevalence of varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency in men and women in the general population: Edinburgh Vein Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 1999;53(3):149-53.
Eyers 2000
Hickey 1998
  • Hickey NC. Prospective randomised trial of varicose vein surgery with or without tourniquet. National Research Register. http://www.nrr.nhs.uk/ViewDocument.asp?ID=N0282000633 (accessed 15 December 2001).
Kumar 1998
  • Kumar SN, Chapman JA, Rawlins I, Kumar SN, Chapman JA, Rawlins I. Vascular injuries in total knee arthroplasty. A review of the problem with special reference to the possible effects of the tourniquet. Journal of Arthroplasty 1998;13(2):211-6.
London 2000
NICE 2001
  • National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Referral Advice. A guide to appropriate referral from general to specialist services. http://www.nice.org.uk/pdf/Referraladvice.pdf (accessed 15 December 2001).
On 2000
Rhys-Davies 1985
Sykes 1999
  • Sykes TCF, Brookes P, Hickey NC. A prospective randomised trial of tourniquet in varicose vein surgery. British Journal of Surgery 1999;86(Suppl. 1):14. [MEDLINE: 837]
Wakankar 1999

References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Rigby 2002
  • Rigby KA, Palfreyman SSJ, Beverley C, Michaels JA. Surgery for varicose veins: use of tourniquet. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2002, Issue 2. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001486]