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Adolescence is characterized by simultaneous physical, psychological, social and sexual changes that compound the challenges faced by parents, health care providers and adolescent haemophilia patients themselves. Compliance with prophylactic factor replacement therapy frequently declines when patients pass from childhood to adolescence. Familiarity with(More)
Patients with severe haemophilia A growing up before the establishment of prophylactic treatment frequently developed significant haemarthropathies. The goal of the following study was to clarify the role of haemarthropathic pain for haemophilic patients. Furthermore, we aimed to determine to what degree daily activities are influenced by the impairment and(More)
Most health care professionals involved in the management of people with haemophilia (PWH) believe that exercise is beneficial and its practice is widely encouraged. This article aims to demonstrate that appropriate exercise (adapted to the special needs of the individual PWH) may be beneficial for all PWH through improved physical, psychosocial and medical(More)
Persons with haemophilia should not feel limited in their ability to participate in sports. After consultation with a physician or other health-care provider and with a proper understanding of the risks involved and the strategies for managing these risks, patients with haemophilia can - and should - enjoy physical activities. We have analysed numerous(More)
In view of an increasing tendency in prosthetic management of haemophilic arthropathy, we intended to evaluate the efficacy of corrective osteotomy of the hip, specifically taking long-term clinical and radiographic results into consideration. Eleven hips affected by haemarthropathy in nine patients suffering from severe haemophilia A were treated with an(More)
Hyaluronic acid has been used successfully in the treatment of osteoarthritis since 1989. There is no experience in haemophiliacs in larger study groups. In a prospective study, 20 patients (21 knees) with haemophilic arthropathy of the knee received 20 mg hyaluronic acid by intra-articular injection for 5 consecutive weeks. Assessment included clinical(More)
Haemophilic patients who reached adulthood before the establishment of prophylactic treatment frequently show multiple and substantial arthropathies. The aim of this study was to determine to what extent haemophiliac's subjective impairment due to arthropathies correlates with objective clinical and radiographic parameters. By means of a questionnaire and a(More)
Shock absorption becomes very important in damaged joints with destroyed cartilage and progressive muscular imbalance as occurs in hemarthropathy. The effects of silicone heel cushioning on the ankle motion of hemophilic patients in different stages of hemarthropathy of the ankle joints was measured using an ultrasound motion analysis system. It is(More)
The aim of this study was to report on the long-term follow-up of haemophilic children with avascular femoral head necrosis and to determine whether radiographic findings at initial diagnosis have any prognostic value. Seven patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head were clinically and radiographically observed over a period of 5-50 years. The(More)
A literature research for back pain in hemophilia (1990-2007) revealed only five papers! They all had lumbar or sciatic pain due to hematoma. All symptoms responded to factor VIII replacement. A similar research for a normal population showed hundreds of papers with a lifetime prevalence of 80% for back pain. A survey of 49 patient with hemophilia showed(More)