In 2012, Dr. James Wade (M.D., trauma surgeon) was asked to conduct a Doppler Sound examination comparing the new SAVE Tourniquet® against the traditional windlass tourniquet. The windlass tourniquet is based upon a stick and rope technique originally designed by the Romans.
In his demonstration, Dr. Wade was able to attain complete femoral artery occlusion in 2.1 seconds with the SAVE Tourniquet®. (after strap securement)
In contrast, it took Dr. Wade 25 seconds to attain complete femoral artery occlusion with the traditional windlass tourniquet (after strap securement)