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What are fat embolism causes?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Fractures

Fractures of the long bones are the commonest cause of fat embolism, though most cases go undetected.
Chest compression as part of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is often associated with fat/bone marrow embolism. Injury to fatty tissue and uncommon metabolic disorders also can cause fat embolism.

In brief: Fractures

Fractures of the long bones are the commonest cause of fat embolism, though most cases go undetected.
Chest compression as part of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is often associated with fat/bone marrow embolism. Injury to fatty tissue and uncommon metabolic disorders also can cause fat embolism.
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