Pulmonary Embolism after Screw Fixation for a Greater Tubercle Fracture of Humerus Kang, Suk; Chung, Phil Hyun; Kim, Jong Pil; Kim, Young Sung; Lee, Ho Min; Jang, Han Gil;
Pulmonary embolism is a serious complication, which is well known in patients undergoing total hip or total knee arthroplasty or lower extremity fracture surgery. But, there are few literatures concerning pulmonary embolism after upper extremity surgery. Pulmonary embolism after minor upper extremity fracture surgery is extremely rare. We report a case of 66-year-old female patient that developed pulmonary embolism after percutaneous cannulated screw fixation for a greater tubercle fracture of the proximal humerus with literature review.
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