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How long can you live with your leg cut off before you exsanguinate or will tourniquet help?
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Minutes
If a leg is sharply cut off then exsanguination and death from shock will occur in minutes.
A tourniquet in this case would slow the blood loss until the severed artery could be closed and likely be life saving.

In brief: Minutes
If a leg is sharply cut off then exsanguination and death from shock will occur in minutes.
A tourniquet in this case would slow the blood loss until the severed artery could be closed and likely be life saving.
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