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Physiotherapy for the treatment of articular contractures in haemophilia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10365295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Articular contractures in haemophilia are impairments that can not be cured by means of physiotherapy because of the pathophysiology of the joint. Rehabilitation, however, tries to diminish the disabilities and prevent handicaps caused by the impairments. Physiotherapy aims at pain reduction by means of manual traction. Next to manual traction the intensive physiotherapy programme includes mobilization techniques, muscle strengthening exercises and stretching, joint stability training, postural and gait, training, and functional training. In all 50 haemophilia patients have undergone this intensive 4-week clinical rehabilitation programme. Data of 20 of these severe haemophilia patients show that the mean range of motion at the start of the rehabilitation period, after 4 weeks and after 5 years do not differ. In spite of progressing arthropathy after 5 years the activities of daily living (ADL), walking range and pain are equal or better according to 13 of 15 patients.
L Heijnen; P de Kleijn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia     Volume:  5 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1351-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Haemophilia     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-21     Completed Date:  1999-07-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442916     Medline TA:  Haemophilia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Van Creveldkliniek, Utrecht AZU, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Contracture / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Hemophilia A / complications*
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Treatment Outcome

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