The authors describe a new and interesting method for the detection of fat droplets in blood. The topic itself and the problem of fat in salvaged orthopedic wound blood is rather hypothetical. There are no reports that show that “fat particles in the shed blood may increase the risk of fat embolism after bone surgery.” […]
Another confirmation that cell washing is essential to eliminate mediators contaminating wound blood, and that changes in interleukin levels are mainly dependent on other factors. – E. Hansen.