Hemarthrosis

Hemarthrosis is bleeding into a joint. It often causes inflammation and pain.

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

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology