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Pulmonary Embolism with Orthopedic Cement Following Surgery

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for orthopedic cement pulmonary emboli following surgery.

Specialty:

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

risk factors, complications, adverse effects, surgery

ICD-10:

I26.9

Description:

Polymethyl methacrylate is an orthopedic cement which hardens from a liquid to a solid as it polymerizes. Leakage of the cement into the venous system during surgery can result in pulmonary emboli.

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