Fat embolism and respiratory distress associated with cemented femoral arthroplasty.

Abstract

Embolization of fat and marrow contents results from increased intramedullary pressure generated during insertion of an intramedullary implant such as a total hip prosthesis or an intramedullary nail. Embolization is accentuated when the implants are inserted using cemented techniques. These embolic events, observed by transesophageal echocardiography… (More)

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