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#293818 - 10/12/19 08:17 PM Recon Medical Tourniquets
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2532
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Mom, who believes we need a bunch of tourniquets, is concerned about the $30 price tag on the C-A-T. She looks into cheaper, generic tourniquets with the same design and discovers the Recon Medical Tourniquets.

https://www.reconmedical.com/tourniquets/gen-3-tourniquets/

Her arguments include, which of the two is better: Have just a few name-brand tourniquets and run out or use the generic tourniquets and not run out? Mom has the money. If she believes we need more tourniquets, she can afford them. I don't want to trust my life or the lives of others to Chinese counterfeits. She points out that this tourniquet, reviewed by 1,833 customers, got 97% positive feedback if you add up the four and five-star reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/Recon-Medical-BLK...customerReviews

Am I just being a purest as Mom implies or do I have a legitimate concern? She will buy one for now and see how it compares to the C-A-T trainer that I have.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293820 - 10/12/19 09:16 PM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 390
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Mom believes we need a bunch of tourniquets

Why?

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#293821 - 10/12/19 09:25 PM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: Herman30]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2532
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: Herman30
Why?

To have tourniquets in different locations.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293822 - 10/12/19 11:13 PM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
DaveL Offline
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Registered: 10/03/18
Posts: 69
Loc: Colorado Springs,CO
I bought the recon brand along with the swat T , for pressure bandage
MTC YMMV

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#293826 - 10/13/19 04:14 AM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2842
Loc: Big Sky Country
I would not trust my life to a counterfeit TQ. Sure, lots of positive reviews but I bet not one in fifty of those reviewers ever actually used it for real, probably far less. TQs are absolutely necessary very often but if you really need one and it breaks, whoever you're putting it on may well die.
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#293827 - 10/13/19 08:39 AM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: Phaedrus]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 390
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
if you really need one and it breaks, whoever you're putting it on may well die.

I read somewhere that if the patient doesn´t scream with pain then the tourniquet is not tight enough.

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#293828 - 10/13/19 12:29 PM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: Phaedrus]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2532
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Thanks for the vote of confidence, now to convince Mom of that.

She plans to order one Recond tourniquet (if she has not already) to see how it compares with my C-A-T trainer. Hopefully, the proof will be in the pudding.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293829 - 10/13/19 01:31 PM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: DaveL]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2532
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: DaveL
MTC

MTC is not among the list of acronyms. What does this one stand for? We need to add it to the list.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293830 - 10/13/19 03:06 PM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: Phaedrus]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7416
Loc: southern Cal
A review by someone without actual experience is worthless. For something as potentially critical as a TQ, a price differential of less than twenty bucks is inconsequential.

What is a human life worth???
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#293831 - 10/13/19 03:27 PM Re: Recon Medical Tourniquets [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2532
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I think we have that well established. The problem is to convince Mom of that.

Jeanette Isabelle
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