Management of haemophilic patients with inhibitors in major orthopaedic surgery by immunadsorption, substitution of factor VIII and recombinant factor VIIa (NovoSeven): a single centre experience.


Inhibitors of factor VIII or FIX in haemophilic patients are a common and serious complication associated with an increased risk of life-threatening bleeding during elective surgery. Substitution therapy fails to be effective, therefore an alternative treatment is needed. We have performed six major elective orthopaedic interventions in four patients with… (More)