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Haemophilic arthropathy - knee

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


A known case of haemophilia with acute swelling of the left knee

Patient Data:

Age: 14
Gender: Male
Race: Middle eastern
Modality: X-ray

Periarticular osteoporosis and epiphyseal enlargement are seen at left knee radiograph with widened intercondylar notch. There is also evidence of joint effusion in favour of hemarthrosis. 

Case Discussion:

The findings are consistent with haemophilic arthropathy of the left knee.
( Stage II  -  Arnold-Hilgartner classification )

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