Fat and bone-marrow embolism prophylaxis reduces thrombosis after hip arthroplasty
Prophylaxis against fat and bone-marrow embolism during total hip arthroplasty reduces the incidence of postoperative deep-vein thrombosis: a controlled, randomized clinical trialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Jan;84-A(1):39-48
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130 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis with a standard cementing technique for the femoral stem were randomized to undergo the operation with or without the use of a bone vacuum. The incidence of intraoperative fat and bone-marrow embolism were measured at up to 45 days. The group without vacuuming had significantly more severe and prolonged embolic events than the group...
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