“Elective Orthopedic Surgery in Patients With Inhibitors: Preoperative and Postoperative Care”

Angela Forsyth, PT, DPT
Clinical Team Leader, Physical Therapist
Penn Hemophilia and Thrombosis Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
James Munn, RN, MS
Program and Nurse Coordinator
Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Listen to expert commentary derived from the symposium titled “Multidisciplinary Team Care in Hemophilia: Elective Orthopedic Surgery in Patients With Inhibitors,” which was held at the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Annual Meeting on October 31, 2009. In this podcast activity, James Munn, RN, MS, and Angela Forsyth, PT, DPT, offer their perspective as team members of hemophilia treatment center (HTC) programs. Each clinician addresses the specific needs of hemophilia A patients with inhibitors who elect to undergo orthopedic surgery and the challenges faced by the HTC team as a result of that decision.