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Hemochromatosis

Surgery and effects with hemochromatosis

02/14/2008

Question:

Does having hemochromatosis complicate surgery - regular or arthroscopic if you already are on maintenance phlebotomies (every 2 months)?

Answer:

Thank you for your question.  If the ferritin level is being adequately controlled by maintenance phlebotomies, risk from surgery shouldn't be any higher than for anyone else.

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Response by:

Mark   Wurster, MD Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University