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alternative treatments for pigmented villonodular synovitis

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Synovectomy: Is the treatment...See an ortho doc.
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Either injection or arthroscopy to remove.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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Dr. James Bruckner
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
12 years experience Podiatry
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
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Dr. David Bloome
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If no then see one It is impossible to be more specific with you without being able to examine the knee.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Dearborn
30 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Anti-inflammatories: Start with oral antiinflammatory medications, such as aleve (naproxen) or advil. A steroid taper would be the next step, or an injection into the hip ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Eval with ultrasound: Not sure what treatments haven't worked but the best way to really determine what is snapping is with musculoskeletal ultrasound. This can evaluate t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Not common but usually not a long term issue. She likely has transient synovitis of the hip. Often no treatment is needed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: She probably has a condition known as transient synovitis of the hip. It will resolve spontaneously but one can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or childre ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Anti inflammatories : Usually anti inflammatories like high dose Ibuprofen and Naproxen often work but if really severe may require cortisone.
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