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Tourniquet injury in a Papuan snakebite victim
journal contributionposted on 1993-01-01, 00:00 authored by A J Trevett, N Nwokolo, David WattersDavid Watters, W Lagani, J D Vince
We report a case of snake bite complicated by tourniquet induced ischaemic damage and rhabdomyolysis causing acute renal failure. The case highlights the dangers of tourniquet use and of sudden release. We outline measures which can be taken to minimize morbidity in such patients.