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Colombia Médica

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VERGARA-AMADOR, Enrique; PINA-QUINTERO, Marcela; GALVAN-VILLAMARIN, Fernando  and  ABRIL-AGUILAR, Camilo. Femoral nerve palsy secondary to iliopsoas haemorrhage in patients with haemophilia: results from biceps femoral transfer. Colomb. Med. [online]. 2009, vol.40, n.4, pp.432-435. ISSN 1657-9534.

Hemophilia causes injuries of peripheral nerves secondary to compressions by hematoma. In general, these injuries recover spontaneously after the cause of the compression is solved. A case of a 16-year-old adolescent with injury of the left femoral nerve, causing loss of the extension of the knee is described herein. During the evolution there was no recovery. For this reason a tendinous transfer of the femoral biceps was practiced. This technique was described formerly for the correction of poliomyelitis. Excellent results were obtained with complete recovery of the extension and force 4+/5.

Keywords : Haemophilia; Femoral nerve; Iliopsoas; Haemorrhage.

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