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Hemarthrosis is bleeding into a joint. It often causes inflammation
Hemarthrosis is more likely to occur in people with bleeding
disorders, such as hemophilia (a rare inherited condition), or in those who
take a medicine (called a blood thinner) that prevents blood clots. It also can develop after an
injury to a joint when blood vessels in the joint are also injured.
Treatment for hemarthrosis depends on the cause.
Current as of:
March 28, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology
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