Pulmonary embolism after adult spinal deformity surgery.

@article{Pateder2008PulmonaryEA,
  title={Pulmonary embolism after adult spinal deformity surgery.},
  author={Dhruv B Pateder and Ricardo A Gonzales and Khaled M. Kebaish and David F Antezana and David Bruce Cohen and Jen-Yi Chang and John Philip Kostuik},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={301-5}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and identify the associated risk factors of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who receive pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis after adult spinal deformity surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The risk of PE after adult spinal deformity surgery is reported to be as high as 2.2… CONTINUE READING