Surgery & Transplants

Surgery & Transplants

What would a surgery and/or a transplant mean for someone living with an inheritable blood or bleeding disorder? Learn more.

Glenn Pierce, MD, PhD
Advances in treatment have made it possible for people with hemophilia to lead relatively normal lives, but Glenn Pierce has...
Update, 7/29/2013: The Senate bill now has 14 co-sponsors and passed in the Senate on June 17, 2013. On July...
Eric Lowe, 31, needed knee replacement surgery 10 years ago. The small-business owner from Noblesville, ­Indiana, has severe hemophilia A...
Reconstructive surgery on people with hemophilia is more challenging because of the added need of assuring coagulation, the increased incidence...
Shoulder replacement
The shoulder is a versatile joint. It allows you to swing a golf club, throw a curve ball and paint...
Hip replacement
Elvis swiveled them. Jeans hug them. People with hemophilia have pain in them. Hips. Without them, we couldn’t walk or...
Knee replacement
Pain. It is the No. 1 reason people with bleeding disorders consider total knee replacement surgery.
Runner
In the 2008 New York City Marathon, runner #48068 was an architect from Alabama. He was also a liver transplant...
liver
Three studies published in the October 2007 issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology discuss several novel noninvasive techniques...
elbow surgery and hemophilia
“Oil can.” The Tin Man’s request in the movie The Wizard of Oz offers a simple solution for his rusted...
ankle surgery
When Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, shattered multiple bones in his right hind ankle two weeks after the race...
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