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Role of exercise and physical activity on haemophilic arthropathy, fall prevention and osteoporosis.
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PMID:  21435116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Summary.  In older men with haemophilia, arthropathy resulting from a lifetime of intra-articular bleeding contributes to the loss of independence and increased morbidity that occurs with age. A regular exercise programme that incorporates aerobics, strength training and balance and flexibility activities is a key component of successful ageing, helping to improve functional mobility and reduce the risk of falls, osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. Because of the special challenges associated with haemophilia, which include both the underlying coagulopathy and, in many cases, extensive joint damage, patients beginning an exercise regimen should be referred to appropriately trained physiotherapists (preferably someone associated with a haemophilia treatment centre) for evaluation, education and instruction and follow-up. Various assistive devices may make exercise easier to perform and more comfortable.
A L Forsyth; D V Quon; B A Konkle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2516     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442916     Medline TA:  Haemophilia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Orthopaedic Hospital of Los Angeles, Hemophilia Treatment Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA, USA.
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