Recurrent bleeding episodes in a joint can lead to chronic changes in the joint occur. These changes affect all of the tissues within and surrounding the joint: synovium and cartilage, capsule and ligaments, bone and muscles.
Chronic synovitis is usually seen in the first and second decades of life and the management of chronic hemophilic arthropathy depends on the stage at which it is seen.
Following stages are seen in hemarthroses in hemophilia. [Read more...]