Fatal pulmonary embolus after knee arthroscopy.


We report a case of fatal pulmonary embolus after arthroscopy of the knee to heighten awareness of this potentially fatal complication. A literature search was conducted to review the reported complications of knee arthroscopy.

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@article{Rozencwaig1996FatalPE, title={Fatal pulmonary embolus after knee arthroscopy.}, author={R Rozencwaig and Jeffrey Scott Shilt and John Lockwood Ochsner}, journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association}, year={1996}, volume={12 2}, pages={240-1} }