Tourniquets

Tourniquets

Tourniquets

A tourniquet is a constricting or compressing device used to control arterial and venous blood flow to a portion of an extremity for a certain period of time during surgical operations. Pressure is applied circumferentially around a portion of a limb at a desired location; this pressure causes blood vessels to be temporarily occluded.

Feldheim Tourniquet

Tourniquets

Feldheim Tourniquet

In surgical settings, a tourniquet is used to occlude arterial blood flow following exsanguination to provide a relatively bloodless operative field for clear vision and to minimize blood loss. Surtex instruments manufactures the Feldheim Tourniquet which is easily applied to the patient’s extremity and the maintained pressure exerted can be adjusted according to the targeted limb.