10. Managing the Mature Person with Hemophilia

  1. Emérito-Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán MD, PHD3,4 and
  2. Leonard A. Valentino MD5
  1. Savita Rangarajan FRCP, FRCPath1 and
  2. Thynn Thynn Yee MD, FRCP2

Published Online: 12 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119979401.ch10

Current and Future Issues in Hemophilia Care

Current and Future Issues in Hemophilia Care

How to Cite

Rangarajan, S. and Yee, T. T. (2011) Managing the Mature Person with Hemophilia, in Current and Future Issues in Hemophilia Care (eds E.-C. Rodríguez-Merchán and L. A. Valentino), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119979401.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Hemophilia Unit, La Paz University Hospital, Spain

  2. 4

    School of Medicine, Autonomous University, Madrid, Spain

  3. 5

    Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust, Basingstoke, UK

  2. 2

    Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670576

Online ISBN: 9781119979401



  • arthropathy;
  • osteoporosis;
  • cirrhosis;
  • renal Insufficiency;
  • inhibitors;
  • falls;
  • malignancy;
  • co-morbidities


Improved outcomes for hemophilia patients has resulted in the requirement for a shift in the focus of provision of care from problems of children and young adults to those of older patients as they have complex medical needs associated with age-related medical conditions which add to their hemophilia associated complications. Adequate resources have to be allocated in order to establish care models that can meet these needs.