Vascular Complications of Musculoskeletal Disorders Produced by Trauma

Part 2 Fat Embolism
  • David I. Abramson
  • Donald S. Miller

Abstract

With the increase in the number of patients suffering from major trauma who are seen in emergency rooms of community and general hospitals, fat embolism has become a fairly common clinical entity. Because of its close relationship to fractures of long bones, this disorder is of special interest and concern to the orthopedic and the general surgeon, particularly since it is associated with a high morbidity and mortality [7].

Keywords

Surfactant Ischemia Lipase Respiration Pancreatitis 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • David I. Abramson
    • 1
  • Donald S. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Abraham Lincoln School of MedicineUniversity of Illinois College of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Chicago Medical SchoolUniversity of Health SciencesChicagoUSA

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