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ACE Report #7671
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Intramedullary canal irrigation may reduce fat emboli in females during TKA


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

Does intramedullary canal irrigation reduce fat emboli? A randomized clinical trial with transesophageal echocardiography.

J Arthroplasty. 2015 Mar;30(3):451-5.

Contributing Authors: J Zhao J Zhang X Ji X Li Q Qian Q Xu

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Synopsis

30 female patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to undergo the procedure with or without intramedullary canal irrigation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the formation of fat emboli during the procedure between the two groups. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was used to determine the grey-scale score and area ratio of fat emboli during th...

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