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Current Issue - July 2023, Volume 17, Issue No. 2

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Acute Pulmonary Embolism Following Baker’s Cyst Excision – A Life Threatening Complication: A Case Report


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