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Musculoskeletal Complications in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for the Orthopaedic Surgeon
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving intervention for the critically ill patient with refractory cardiopulmonary failure. In caring for critically ill patients it is important for the orthopedic surgeon to have an interdisciplinary understanding of advanced treatment technologies in order to prevent and recognize complications. The purpose of this systematic review is to define the rates of limb complications including ischemia and amputation for critically ill patients on ECMO.
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