Legislation calls for lifting 25-year ban.
Inhibitors pose a serious surgical challenge.
These procedures pose additional challenges.
Although less common than other joint bleeds, shoulder bleeds may lead to shoulder replacement surgery.
Elvis swiveled them. Jeans hug them. People with hemophilia have pain in them. Hips. Without them, we couldn’t walk or stand. But when hips hurt, life can slow to a crawl.
“My knees were in such bad shape that they were stuck in a 90-degree position or straight out. On more than one flight, I was the last one off,” he says.
For patients with hemophilia, the surgery is often complicated by hepatitis C and HIV.
For people with hemophilia and hepatitis C, the question is whether new techniques are viable alternatives to liver biopsy, considered the gold standard for diagnosing the extent of liver disease.
Kent Greer, who has severe hemophilia A, started having elbow bleeds as a child. As he got older, his elbows became target joints for bleeds.
For people with hemophilia, ankles are one of the target joints, prone to repeated bleeds.