A. Hernández-Salgado, J. J. González-Martínez, O. Eder Juárez-Moreno, J. García Chávez, A. Gibraltar Conde

To demonstrate the benefits of arthroscopic debridement, which lead to the improvement of the function, quality of life and to the postponement of the need for a total knee arthroplasty at early age, we studied 20 patients with hemophilia A and B, between the age 20 to 30 years with severe hemophilic knee arthropathy (grade IV) who complained of painful hemarthrosis and on whom arthroscopic debridement was performed.

12 male patients with severe hemophilia A were treated with arthroscopic debridement and this resulted in an improvement of the painful bleeding joint and the postponement of the need for a total knee arthroplasty by a 5 to 8 year period.

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Preparation of a patient with severe hemophilic arthropathy