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Volume:3 Issue:9 Number:72 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #5293
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

No difference in fat emboli with different knee arthroplasty techniques


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OrthoEvidence. No difference in fat emboli with different knee arthroplasty techniques. ACE Report. 2014;3(9):72. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/5293

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Fat emboli in total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized study of computer-assisted navigation vs standard surgical technique.

J Arthroplasty. 2010 Oct;25(7):1034-40

Contributing Authors: MI O'Connor MP Brodersen NG Feinglass BJ Leone JE Crook BE Switzer

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Synopsis

46 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty were randomized to undergo surgery with either computer-assisted navigation or a standard technique in order to determine effects on fat emboli prevalence. Transesophageal echocardiography of the right atrium was used for the detection of fat emboli for 5 consecutive 1-minute intervals. A score from 0-9 was assigned based on embolism size, amount of a...

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