Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Hip Surgery in a Patient with Factor-VII Deficiency

Gopalan, Priya K.; Clohisy, John C.; Cashen, Amanda F.; Eby, Charles S.
February 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 2, p389
Academic Journal
This article presents a case report regarding the use of recombinant factor VIIa for hip surgery in a patient with factor-VII deficiency. Factor-VII deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder which affects one in 500,000 persons. Recombinant activated factor VIIa was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1999 for treatment of bleeding in patients with hemophilia A or B who have inhibitors VIII and IX.


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