Multiple Joint Procedures in a Single Operative Session on Hemophilic Patients
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Hemophilia is a coagulation disorder wherein frequent hemarthroses result in premature joint degradation. This hemophilic osteoarthropathy is polyarticular, and despite modern coagulation possibilities, acute hemarthroses and chronic synovitis are common. Because repair of a single joint in polyarthritic conditions may not improve the patient's functional ability a policy has been adopted to create a functional limb. This therapeutic protocol succeeded in gaining the objectives of a functional limb, and it was noted that the complication rate was less than expected and that the rehabilitation period was relatively short.
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