Published in Hospital Law Weekly, November 6th, 2008
"The presenting symptoms and risk factors of total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty patients who had a postoperative CT scan were reviewed and the location of PE/deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was noted for positive scans. Of the 10209 patients who had total hip or total knee arthroplasty, 478 (4.7%) underwent a spiral CT scan to rule out PE and 136 (1.3%) had scans positive for PE....
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