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Table 1 Frequency, mortality and time of death

From: A cohort study on the incidence and outcome of pulmonary embolism in trauma and orthopedic patients

Elective  
Type of procedure or injury Number of patients % Mortality (N),% Time to death after PE diagnosis
Total hip arthroplasty 6 7% 0  
Total knee arthroplasty 10 11.8% 0  
Spine 3 3.5% (2) 2.4% 112
Knee arthroscopy 3 3.5% 0  
Femoral osteotomy 1 1.2% 0  
Metalwork removal 1 1.2% 0  
Sum 24 28.2% (2) 2.4% Median: 112
Trauma  
Type of procedure or injury Number of patients % Mortality (N),% Time of death after PE  
Femoral neck fixation 9 10.6% (4) 4.7% 36 (5.9%) 21 days
Hemiarthroplasty 5 5.9% (1) 1.2% 6
Other lower limb injury 35 41.2% (4) 4.7% 21  
Upper limb injury 9 10.5% (2) 2.4% 134.5
Pelvis and acetabulum 2 2.4% 0  
Vertebral fracture 1 1.2% 0  
Sum 61 71.8% (11) 12.9% Median: 36
Entire PE cohort 85 100% (13) 15.3% Median: 69  
  1. The time elapsed between the episode of PE and the death of patients, expressed in days, are also shown. PE, pulmonary embolism.