Self‐conducted sonographic monitoring of the knee in patients with haemophilia—A feasibility study

  • Published on 06/11/2024
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Anna Christina Strauss1, Natascha Marquardt2, Johannes Oldenburg2, Claus Christian Pieper1, Ulrike Attenberger1, Jamil Hmida3, Charlotte Rommelspacher3, Sebastian Koob3, Andreas Christian Strauss 3

1 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University of Bonn Bonn Germany
2 Institute for Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine University of Bonn Bonn Germany
3 Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery University of Bonn Bonn Germany


Introduction/aim To evaluate whether patients with haemophilia (PwH) can be enabled to perform ultrasonography (US) of their knees without supervision according to the Haemophilia Early Arthropathy Detection with Ultrasound (HEAD‐US) protocol and whether they would be able to recognize pathologies.
Methods Five PwH (mean age 29.6 years, range 20–48 years) were taught the use of a portable US device and the HEAD‐US protocol. Subsequently,...


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