What is the definition of Hemophilic Arthropathy?
Hemophilic arthropathy, also known as hemarthroses, is a persistent joint disease in some individuals with hemophilia (inherited coagulation disorder) in which multiple instances of bleeding occur in one or more joints.
What are the symptoms for Hemophilic Arthropathy?
Symptoms of hemophilic arthropathy may include swelling, warmth, tenderness, chronic pain, limited motion and function, muscle spasms, and muscle wasting (atrophy).
What are the current treatments for Hemophilic Arthropathy?
Treatment for hemophilic arthropathy includes the administration of clotting factor replacement (CFR) therapy, bed rest, avoiding weight bearing, the use of crutches, splinting, acetaminophen, exercise, synoviorthesis (radionuclide ablation) or radiation synovectomy surgery, arthroscopic synovectomy, and joint replacement.