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Can i get a fat embolism from a broken ankle?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Possible, unlikely

Fat embolism can be life-threatening yet not that common.
Anything is possible but it will be highly unlikely that a broken ankle lead to fat embolism.

In brief: Possible, unlikely

Fat embolism can be life-threatening yet not that common.
Anything is possible but it will be highly unlikely that a broken ankle lead to fat embolism.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Usually occurs with long bones fractures, when the marrow fat escapes into the blood stream. Ankle fractures (at the end of the bones) do not have that much marrow, unless the fracture extends more towards the center of the bone. Rarely can occur.
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In brief: Embolism

Fat embolism come from long bone fractures.

In brief: Embolism

Fat embolism come from long bone fractures.
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