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Study of Biomarkers in Hemophilic Arthropathy
Evaluating long term changes in molecules in hemophilia joints.
- Approximately two teaspoons (10 ml) of blood drawn from the arm.
- One to two teaspoons (5-10 ml) of synovial fluid drawn from the joint right before starting your regular surgical procedure. Synovial fluid is a thick, sticky lubricant present in the joint space between bones.
- Three to four small (2-3 mm / 0.08-0.12 inches) synovial tissue samples taken before the removal of scar tissue in the joint as part of the management in the case of a hemophilic joint or fixing the tear in subjects with joint trauma.
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