Arthroscopic Treatment of Hemophilic Arthropathy of the Shoulder

  • Gianluigi Pasta
  • Olivia Samantha Perfetto
  • Luigi P. Solimeno


The shoulder has never been considered a target joint in hemophiliac patients, although many adult hemophiliacs suffer from shoulder symptoms [1]–[3].


Rotator Cuff Rotator Cuff Tear Arthroscopic Treatment Shoulder Arthroscopy Distal Clavicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluigi Pasta
    • 1
  • Olivia Samantha Perfetto
    • 2
  • Luigi P. Solimeno
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, IRCCS Maggiore HospitalMangiagalli and Regina Elena FoundationMilanItaly
  2. 2.Hemophilic Arthropathy Treatment Centre “Maria Grazia Gatti Randi”MilanItaly

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