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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 348080, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/348080
Case Report

Revision Arthroplasty in the Haemophiliac Patient

1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2National Centre for Inherited Coagulation Disorders, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Received 9 February 2013; Accepted 8 April 2013

Academic Editors: R. A. Gosselin and W. M. Novicoff

Copyright © 2013 A. P. Molloy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Arthroplasty in the haemophiliac patient is associated with higher rates of infection and is traditionally performed in a younger age group. Despite this there is little evidence in the literature regarding revision arthroplasty in this cohort of patients. We describe the case of a periprosthetic fracture in a haemophiliac patient requiring revision arthroplasty, who did not consent to receiving blood products due to religious beliefs, with a successful outcome.