Primary total knee replacement in hemophiliacs: experience of a single institution over fourteen years of surgical procedures

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Abstract

This retrospective study reports clinical and functional orthopedic outcomes and complications after 14 primary total knee replacement (TKR) performed between 2000 and 2014. The mean age at surgery was 42 years (range 26-59), with a removal-free survival of 100% at the end of follow-up (months 109.85). The KSS score was 49.64 pre-operatively (range 31-63) and 78.14 at final follow-up (range 45-90), the KSS function score was 64.64 pre-operatively (range 35-80) and 84.57 at final follow-up (range 45-100). According to this study, there are three main factors that can influence long-term and early surgical outcomes: post-operative fibrosis, a previous synovectomy and presence of inhibitors. Even if our results are slightly suboptimal compared to those obtained in non-hemophilic patients, this study shows that TKR is an effective surgical procedure in hemophiliacs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Volume32
Issue number6 Suppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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