Surgical instrumentation of the femoral canal has been associated with significant cardiovascular compromise. This phenomenon can occur with any such surgery, especially procedures that breach the femoral canal, such as intramedullary nailing and cemented and uncemented hip implant. But the risk has been particularly highlighted in frail patients undergoing cemented hemiarthroplasty following hip fracture.
This guidance is aimed at clinicians involved in the intra-operative management of patients undergoing cemented arthroplasty and includes information on:
- Bone cement implantation syndrome
- Administrative and human factor aspects