Duplex ultrasonography in patients suspected of postoperative pulmonary embolism following total joint arthroplasty.

Abstract

Duplex ultrasonography of the deep venous system of the lower extremities is often utilized in the diagnostic evaluation of total hip and knee arthroplasty patients suspected of pulmonary embolism in an attempt to identify the embolic source. A retrospective review of 135 patients who were clinically suspected of pulmonary embolism after 71 total knee… (More)

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