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Pulmonary Embolism after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair - A Case Report
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  • Journal title : Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow
  • Volume 17, Issue 1,  2014, pp.31-35
  • Publisher : Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.1.31
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Pulmonary Embolism after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair - A Case Report
Gwark, Ji Yong; Koh, Jin-Sin; Park, Hyung Bin;
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Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious complication that can occur after orthopedic surgery. Most instances of PE in the orthopedic field have occurred after hip or knee arthroplasties or after fracture surgeries. The occurrence of PE related to arthroscopic shoulder surgery is very rare. We report a case of PE that developed after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, in which the patient did not show preoperatively any remarkable risk factors for PE. We also review the current literature related to this topic.
Pulmonary embolism;Shoulder;Rotator cuff;Arthroscopy;
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