Orthopaedic complications in sickle cell disease. A comparative study from two regions in Saudi Arabia.


The haematological and orthopaedic complications of patients with sickle cell disease from two different regions of Arabia are presented. Nineteen patients from the South-western region were matched for age and sex with an equal number from the Eastern region. The mean sickle cell haemoglobin was 75.95% in those from the South-west and 77.5% in those from… (More)