The Cognitive Effects of Fat Embolus Syndrome Following an Isolated Femoral Shaft Fracture

Gray, Andrew C.; Torrens, Lorna; White, Timothy O.; Carson, Alan; Robinson, C. Michael
May 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 5, p1092
Academic Journal
The article presents a medical case concerning the cognitive effects of fat embolus syndrome. The patient, a 23-year-old female, discussed in the paper recovered after the development of fat embolus syndrome following an isolated femoral diaphyseal fracture. On comprehensive neuropsychological testing, specific and quantifiable defects in cognitive function were detected.


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