What is the maximum time a tourniquet should be left on?

What is the maximum time a tourniquet should be left on?

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Answer 1
November, 2020
Muscle damage is nearly complete by 6 hours, with likely required amputation. Numerous studies have been performed to determine the maximum duration of tourniquet use before complications. The general conclusion is that a tourniquet can be left in place for 2 h with little risk of permanent ischaemic injury.

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