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J Foot Ankle Surg. 1996 Nov-Dec;35(6):590-4; discussion 602.

Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following cast immobilization of the lower extremity.

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University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA.

Abstract

It is generally accepted that venous thrombosis in the lower extremity predisposes to pulmonary embolism. A case of pulmonary embolism after cast immobilization of the lower extremity, as well as a review of thromboembolic disease is presented. A high level of vigilance and close follow-up of even simple cast treatment is necessary to avoid this complication.

PMID:
8986900
DOI:
10.1016/s1067-2516(96)80135-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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