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Radiographic Classification of Pettersson et al for Hemophilic Arthropathy

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Description:

A patient with hemophilia A or B (hereditary Factor 8 or 9 deficiency) who experiences intra-articular hemorrhage may develop a disabling arthropathy. Pettersson et al developed a radiographic score for affected joints. The presence of effective prophylaxis has reduced the severity of this complication.

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