«Hemiartropatía de hombro para el manejo de la artropatía hemofílica: Estudios de dos casos.»
Bleeds within the shoulder joint can lead to significant joint destruction and may have associated pain, decreased range of movement (ROM), and impaired function. Conservative management should involve prompt administration of Factor VIII and physiotherapy to address all surrounding structures so as to minimize further damage. If conservative management fails to relieve severe, unremitting shoulder pain in the presence of underlying arthropathy, then arthroplasty may be considered. Outcomes of arthroplasties performed for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis appear favourable. Few articles, however, have addressed shoulder arthroplasty to manage haemophilic arthropathy, and no reports have documented the rehabilitation process. Three hemiarthroplasties were performed at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on two men with haemophilia. There were no surgical or postoperative complications. Rehabilitation included intensive physiotherapy. The results in each case revealed a decrease in pain, and an increase in ROM and function postoperatively. These findings suggest that hemiarthroplasty with postoperative physiotherapy may be a feasible option to manage severe, chronic and progressing shoulder pain as a result of haemophilic arthropathy of the shoulder.
Haemophilia Volume 10 Issue 5 Page 649 – September 2004. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2516.2004.00923.x.