Has anyone who is a known hemophilia carrier with 50% factor levels had surgery.
My sister is due to have a knee replacement. What was your experience and what did you have to do pre surgery and post op?
Please share your experiences. Thanks
I only had a minor knee surgery but the results were not good. At the time they didn’t acknowledge I was a systematic carrier and the results are a permanent super sized right knee. Surgery was eight years ago.
Surgery went well. Assay done pre-op had factor levels at 69%. Surgery was carried out without any additional factor. We had on stand-by just in case!
Recovery was good and she was driving a stick shift after 4 weeks
I am a carrier and have factor VIII levels in the low 40%. I had to have Helixate prior to minor surgery and DDAVP after. I would imaging a knee replacement would require factor before and after, possibly during recovery/rehab as well.
Ask her to talk to an hematologist, im a hemophilia A severe and im getting surgery in my ankle in about a month and my hematologist will be following me through the process.
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