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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2014;17(1):31-35.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2014.17.1.31    Published online March 31, 2014.
Pulmonary Embolism after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Case Report
Ji Yong Gwark, Jin Sin Koh, Hyung Bin Park
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. hbinpark@gnu.ac.kr
2Division of Cardiology School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.
Abstract
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.
Key Words: Pulmonary embolism; Shoulder; Rotator cuff; Arthroscopy


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