Clinical Evaluation of Balance in Children With Hemophilic Arthropathy

Altan O., Eksioglu E., Ozturk E. A., Demirhan T. H., KAYA Z., AYTAÇ EYÜPOĞLU Ş. S., ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION, vol.38, no.4, pp.698-702, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12288-022-01526-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.698-702
  • Keywords: Hemophilia, Hemophilic arthropathy, Balance, Static balance, Dynamic balance, Functional balance, ADULTS, RISK
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose Hemophilia is a hereditary coagulation disorder characterized by acute hemorrhages into the musculoskeletal system, leading eventually to arthropathy and disability. Chronic inflammation of the synovial membrane arises as a result of frequent joint hemorrhage. Proteolytic enzymes in the blood and cartilage cause deterioration after that, and joint space narrows. Chronic hemophilic arthropathy develops as a result of these unfavorable developments, which occur more quickly, especially in the target joints. Balance is a process that allows us to maintain our orientation in three-dimensional space while also regulating our body posture to avoid falling. After the central nervous system evaluates deep stimuli from sensory, visual, and auditory receptors, movement of the corresponding muscle groups is delivered.