Treatment of Knee Flexion Contractures using Casts and Hinges

  • Paulo J. Llinás Hernández


A knee flexion contracture is an articular complication frequently found in severe hemophilia patients. Fernández-Palazzi and Batistella reported having found a knee contracture in every patient they assessed in hemophilia centers [1]. Since such facilities offer specialized care to hemophilia patients, their finding suggests that even despite moderate access to expert medical care, factor concentrates, and rehabilitation, contractures are difficult to prevent.


Plaster Layer Flexion Deformity Knee Flexion Contracture Fine Thread Small Screw 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo J. Llinás Hernández
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyFundación Valle del LiliCaliColombia

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