Intramedullary pressure changes and fat intravasation during intramedullary nailing: an experimental study in sheep.

Abstract

In this study, intramedullary reaming and nailing were performed following the insertion of pressure transducers in intact tibias and femora. The femur and tibia were instrumented in 12 sheep (group I) and both tibiae in four (group II). The eight procedures of group II were monitored additionally using echocardiography to detect emboli. Intravasation of… (More)

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