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Definitive femur fracture management while on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for trauma related respiratory failure

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Author(s): Ellen A. Carraro | Michael S. Firstenberg | Thomas J. Papadimos | Laura Phieffer | Eric Abel | Daniel S. Eiferman

Journal: Mechanical Circulatory Support
ISSN 2000-6993

Volume: 4;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation | acute respiratory distress syndrome | traumatic lung injury

ABSTRACT
Ongoing surgical intervention in the setting of salvage extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has not been previously described. We describe successful performance of long bone surgical fixation in the setting of polytrauma while on salvage ECMO therapy.
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