Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week
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Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome (BCIS) is a potentially fatal complication of orthopaedic surgery involving pressurised bone cement. This tutorial describes the clinical features and classification of BCIS, along with its incidence and proposed pathophysiological mechanisms. It also covers the prevention, recognition and management of BCIS, which is important for every anaesthesia provider.