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Alternative treatments for pigmented villonodular synovitis

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: In a total hip replacement, both sides of the hip are replaced, essentially removing the entire joint including the synovium. As such, it would be ve... Read More
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Possible: If the diagnosis was known at the time of joint replacement, then the surgeon would likely have performed as complete a synovectomy as possible. Howe... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Recurrence?: Pvns can cause serious damage to the cartilage of joints, and can have a high rate of recurrence even with surgical excision (removal) of the lesions.... Read More
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Recurrence?: Pain after ankle pvns could be due to multiple causes. Assuming no surgical complications (infection, nerve injury, etc), pain could be due to recurr... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Arthroscopic removal can often be performed therough several small holes, in addition it allows examination of the whole joint and should be performed... Read More
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 37 years experience
PVNS: Pvns is described as "focal" or "diffuse." if focal or diffuse an arthroscopic approach to the knee is probably the best approach. Pvns can involve ot... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Anti inflammatories : Usually anti inflammatories like high dose Ibuprofen and Naproxen often work but if really severe may require cortisone.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hy... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Go to your doctor: Early sinusitis is treated with decongestants. Increasing pain, fever and excessive discharge could indicate a bacterial infection requiring antibiot... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
ACUPUNCTURE, HERBAL: Products, lots of massage and physical therapy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Really NONE: However, improve your outcomes, by using potent disease modifying agents, such as the newer orals, aubagio, gilenya, (fingolimod) tecfidera. Some otc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Alternative to what?: Do you mean "complementary and alternative", "holistic" rx? None has shown evidence of effectiveness.