TourniTek is the first pre-hospital treatment for limb-threatening injuries. Using therapeutic cooling, TourniTek preserves injured limbs in the field until patients can be transported to a trauma center. By treating these injuries prior to surgical care, TourniTek can prevent amputation and permanent disability.
185,000 amputations are performed in the US every year
The lifetime healthcare costs associated with an amputation can be over $1,000,000
Time is Tissue
This timeline shows the progression of an injury requiring a tourniquet. Without oxygen, due to lack of blood flow, tissue begins to suffocate and die. To prevent amputation, patients have 6 hours to seek treatment.
Soldiers who are seriously injured in combat are often transported great distances for treatment. US soldiers who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan were routinely flown to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to seek treatment.