Elbow Arthroplasty in Patients with Bleeding Disorders. Preliminary Report of a Single-centre Experience Andrzej Leń, Jerzy Mirosław Jaworski, Joanna Zdziarska, Bartłomiej Skotnicki, Bogusław Frańczuk Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2016; 18(2):191-197 ICID: 1205027
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Spontaneous or traumatic hemorrhages into joints that occur in the course of congenital bleeding disorders due to deficiencies of plasma clotting factors lead to early and extensive damage to joints. Arthropathy in those patients most commonly affects the knee, elbow and ankle. Replacement surgery of the damaged joint is the only effective way to treat such advanced changes. Although arthritis of the elbow is quite common, surgery is rarely undertaken; hence relevant reports in the literature are limited to individual or small groups of cases. The paper presents two patients with severe haemophilia A who underwent elbow arthroplasty at the Cracow Center of Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics.
DOI 10.5604/15093492.1205027 PMID 28155828 - click here to show this article in PubMed