6 Complications of Bone Cement that you must be aware!

Complications of bone cement are important for all surgeons involved in bone cement application.

Here are 6 of them

  1. Transitory fall in BP
  2. Thrombophlebitis
  3. Superficial or deep wound infection
  4. Heterotrophic bone formation
  5. Bursitis
  6. Bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS)
complications of bone cement

The immediate or intra-operative complications are transitory fall in BP and BCIS.

The early complications are thrombophlebitis and superficial/deep infection

The late complications are bursitis and heterotrophic bone formation

Besides, local osteonecrosis (due to exothermic reaction) and aseptic loosening may also occur due to bone cement application

See also:

  1. Grades of BCIS


  1. Pubmed

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