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Hemophilia and Disability

Submission deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue Editor
Rubén Cuesta-Barriuso, MD
Department of Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
Interests: Hemophilia; Hemophilic arthropathy; Physiotherapy; Pain treatment; Quality of life
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Please let me invite you to contribute to the preparation and later to favor a mindful lecture of this special issue of the Journal of Men’s Health dedicated to the treatment and assessment of patients with hemophilia.

Although hemophilia is a hematological disease, it is characterized by the development of hemorrhages in the locomotor system and the development of physical sequelae that produce severe physical disability. Thanks to recent pharmaceutical developments, the quality of life of these patients has improved significantly. Prophylaxis with clotting factor concentrates has become the gold standard for the prevention of hemophilic arthropathy. However, for adult patients treated on demand after a bleeding episode, hemophilic arthropathy continues to be a reality. Consequently, patients report chronic pain and loss of functionality, which leads to a disability that negatively influences the perceived quality of life of these patients.

We would like to focus in this special issue to the development of measurement instruments of joint health and non-pharmacological treatment options to the patients with hemophilic joint damage. Studies that analyze the efficacy of rehabilitation techniques, physical therapy, psychosocial approach and occupational therapy are welcome. The validation and cultural adaptation of measurement instruments for the evaluation of these patients have a place in this supplement.

This special issue offers an opportunity to address the following topics:

-         Musculoskeletal assessment of patients with hemophilic.

-         Psychosocial assessment and treatment of patients with hemophilia.

-         Occupational therapy assessment and treatment of patients with hemophilia.

-         Validation of measurement instruments of patients with hemophilic.

-         Physiotherapy treatment of patients with hemophilic arthropathy.

Your contribution is welcome in form of original article, case report, commentary and review.

Let’s share our experience to the better care of the patients with hemophilia.

Dr. Rubén Cuesta-Barriuso

Guest Editor

Hemophilic arthropathy
Occupational therapy
Measurement instrument
Quality of life
Manuscript Submission Information

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