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Activity Steps


Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Understand that fat embolism occurs frequently after trauma and during orthopaedic procedures.
  2. Understand that the focus of treatment for fat embolism syndrome must be preventative and supportive.
Price: $40.00


  • AAOS 1.0 CME

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: JAAOS0419b
Published: April
Expires: 4/15/2022
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: David L. Rothberg, MD Christopher A. Makarewich, MD