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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Regular physiotherapy can improve the stability and flexibility of joints and decrease the bleeding risk in patients with haemophilia. To reduce the appointments for the patients and to make exercising a part of daily live, an individualized home exercise program (HEP) was designed. Retrospectively the number of bleedings during the HEP was(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)
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)
Monitoring the synovium is a central requirement in haemophilia. In cases of acute synovitis, a sufficiently high dosage of coagulation factor should be used immediately, and pain control and anti-inflammatory treatment are essential. Severe effusion should be aspirated and persistent inflammation should be treated with steroid injections. In relation to(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)
UNLABELLED Secondary arthrosis of the upper ankle joint (talocalcanean joint) is one of the most frequent forms of haemophilic arthropathy. It is a secondary form of arthrosis not only because of chronic synovitis and cartilage injury resulting from chronic recurrent intraarticular bleeds, but also due to the misalignment of the joint and abnormal joint(More)