Frontiers in Arthritis

Volume: 2

Imaging of Haemophilic Arthropathy

Author(s): Giuliana Roselli, Giovanni D`Elia and Filippo Parretti

Pp: 70-96 (27)

Doi: 10.2174/9781681083537117020009

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Abstract

Haemophilic arthropathy one of the most severe cause of disability in patients affected by severe Haemophilia. The identification of early signs of arthropathy and the assessment of osteochondral damage is fundamental in the management of such patients. Different imaging modalities can be useful to detect haemophilic arthropathy at various stages. Conventional radiography demonstrates bone alterations and indirectly osteochondral damages, and still remains the basis to plan a surgical treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging better detects soft tissues and cartilage abnormalities at every stages, while ultrasonography especially by the colorpower Doppler modality has became crucial for the monitoring of underage subjects and for the clinical follow-up. Computed tomography is nowadays just used for the detection of invading pseudotumors, bone erosions, and some extra-musculoskeletal complications of Haemophilia.


Keywords: Computed tomography, Haemophilia, Haemophilic arthropathy, Imaging technique, Magnetic resonance imaging, Radiography, Ultrasonography.

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