Timing of definitive fixation of major long bone fractures: Can fat embolism syndrome be prevented?

@article{Blokhuis2017TimingOD,
  title={Timing of definitive fixation of major long bone fractures: Can fat embolism syndrome be prevented?},
  author={Taco J. Blokhuis and Hans Christoph Pape and Jan-Paul Fr{\"o}lke},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2017},
  volume={48 Suppl 1},
  pages={S3-S6}
}
Fat embolism is common in patients with major fractures, but leads to devastating consequences, named fat embolism syndrome (FES) in some. Despite advances in treatment strategies regarding the timing of definitive fixation of major fractures, FES still occurs in patients. In this overview, current literature is reviewed and optimal treatment strategies for patients with multiple traumatic injuries, including major fractures, are discussed. Considering the multifactorial etiology of FES… CONTINUE READING

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