Fat embolism and respiratory distress associated with cemented femoral arthroplasty.


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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