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February 14, 1977

Comprehensive Management of Hemophilia

JAMA. 1977;237(7):691. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270340077030

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The title succinctly describes this authoritative multiauthored monograph by the staff members of the Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles. "One picture is worth a thousand words" reflects the quality of the 191 photographs that illustrate what can happen to hemophiliacs when their condition is not managed correctly.

The section dealing with musculoskeletal problems and physical therapy, whether for the professional physical therapist in a hospital or for use at home, are particularly well written and illustrated. Step-by-step instructions for the preparations of the specialized orthopedic devices and extension casts provide a guideline to those familiar with the orthopedic subspecialty but not with the problems peculiar to hemophilia. The chapters dealing with the dental management provide a detailed approach to comprehensive dental management, including anesthesia, indications for replacement therapy, and general preventive and restorative approaches. The special problems presented to the oral surgeon, including inpatient vs outpatient management for extraction, replacement