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Conflict of Interest
Lucas S. McDonald, MD, MPH&TM, Patrick L. Maher, MD, Victoria S. McDonald, MD, and Christopher Chin, BA, have declared that they have no conflict of interest. Joshua S. Dines, MD, reports personal consulting fees from Arthrex, and family member receives royalties from Biomet, outside the work.
All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008 (5).
Informed consent was waived from all patients for being included in the study.
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Work was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY.
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McDonald, L.S., Maher, P.L., McDonald, V.S. et al. Pulmonary Embolism in a Baseball Pitcher Following Open Shoulder Capsular Repair. HSS Jrnl 12, 81–84 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11420-015-9471-7
- shoulder arthroscopy
- shoulder arthrotomy
- capsular repair
- pulmonary embolism
- baseball pitcher