Total joint arthroplasty in haemophilia.

  title={Total joint arthroplasty in haemophilia.},
  author={Karen Beeton and E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan and Jon Alltree},
  journal={Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia},
  volume={6 5},
In severely affected haemophilic patients arthropathy is a common problem which can lead to considerable pain and functional deficit. Surgical management, including total joint arthroplasty, can be undertaken if conservative management fails. A search of the literature showed that a number of studies describing the use of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) in haemophilia have been published, whereas shoulder, elbow and ankle arthroplasties are confined to case… CONTINUE READING