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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Mar;88(3):400-1.

Fatal pulmonary embolism following ankle fracture in a 17-year-old girl.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Logan Hospital, Cnr Armstrong and Loganlea Roads, Meadowbrook, Queensland 4131, Australia. leimin_chen@health.qld.gov.au

Abstract

We report a case of fatal pulmonary embolism following a simple ankle fracture in a 17-year-old girl. The diagnosis was confirmed at post-mortem. The risk factors for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and their significance in orthopaedic fracture management are discussed.

PMID:
16498022
DOI:
10.1302/0301-620X.88B3.17152
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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