Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Hemophilia: What Do We Know?

Document Type: CURRENT CONCEPTS REVIEW

Authors

Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

10.22038/abjs.2019.42247.2149

Abstract

Total knee arthroplasty is considered as the treatment of choice for those with end stage hemophilic arthropathy.
Compared to other patients undergoing TKA, these patients have specific features such as bleeding tendency, younger
age, pre-operative restricted range of motion (ROM), altered anatomy, and increased complications. This narrative
review of literature is going to investigate several issues regarding the TKA in hemophilic patients including indications,
perioperative factor replacement, surgical challenges, postoperative rehabilitation, outcomes, and complications.
Level of evidence: I

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