Review Article
Volume 12 Issue 11 - 2021
Paradoxical Embolism in Orthopedic Patients a Brief-Review
George M Weisz1* and Richard Haber2
1MD, FRACS (Orthopedics), FAMLC, Universities of New England and New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2MBBS, FRACP (Cardiology), University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia
*Corresponding Author: : George M Weisz, MD, FRACS (Orthopedics), FAMLC, Universities of New England and New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Received: September 30, 2021; Published: October 29, 2021


The inter-atrial foramen allowing for intra-uterine arterial oxygenation should close after the birth . The foramen however remains open, unknown and undiagnosed unless an increase in the right ventricular pressure transfers emboli in to the general oxygenated arterial system. Specific embolic syndromes exist in orthopedic surgery and will be briefly enumerated.

Keywords: Embolism; Paradoxical; Post-Traumatic; Post-Surgical


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Citation: George M Weisz and Richard Haber. “Paradoxical Embolism in Orthopedic Patients a Brief-Review”. EC Orthopaedics 12.11 (2021): 52-56.

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