Fatal marrow embolization following a porous-coated bipolar hip endoprosthesis

Julian S. Arroyo, Kevin Lloyd Garvin, Michael H. McGuire

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Abstract

Fat embolization syndrome is a well-known complication associated with total hip arthroplasty. It is believed to be caused by high intramedullary pressures that occur during cement pressurization and femoral stem placement. Fat embolization syndrome has also been reported with intramedullary reaming and placement of an intramedullary alignment guide during total knee arthroplasty. To our knowledge, there have not been previous reports of fatal fat emboli as a result of uncemented hip arthroplasty. The purpose of this case report is to describe a fatality due to fat embolization following a noncemented bipolar arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of arthroplasty
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Hip
Bone Marrow
Fats
Arthroplasty
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Thigh
Embolism
Pressure

Keywords

  • arthroplasty
  • endoprosthesis
  • fat embolization syndrome
  • hip
  • marrow embolization
  • porous coated

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Fatal marrow embolization following a porous-coated bipolar hip endoprosthesis. / Arroyo, Julian S.; Garvin, Kevin Lloyd; McGuire, Michael H.

In: The Journal of arthroplasty, Vol. 9, No. 4, 01.01.1994, p. 449-452.

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