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My husband has pigmented villonodular synovitis in his left ankle he has had two surgeries but is still in constant pain. Any suggestions?

My husband has pigmented villonodular  synovitis in his left ankle he has had two surgeries but is still in constant pain. Any suggestions?

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. He may eventually need to consider either ankle replacement or fusion in order to be pain free. Some of the pain may be associated with having 2 surgeries, including neuritis and scar tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Synovitis (Definition)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with ...Read more


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I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!

I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!

Grade 3=surgery: Appeal it rapidly, if not done early it becomes a need 4 reconstruction later, especially at ur age. An unstable ankle will lead 2 early arthritis. ...Read more

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On 15 September I will start school, but ankle synovitis (occured two weeks ago-present) may impair my first day... Any chances to revoer before?

On 15 September I will start school, but ankle synovitis (occured two weeks ago-present) may impair my first day... Any chances to revoer before?

Yes: depending on the exact level of inflammation you could be feeling well before school starts. In the meantime listen to your body, and gradually increase your activities as your pain allows. any activity that makes the pain significantly worse should be avoided, if you are not improving each week then you should seek professional help. Hope you get better soon, and have a good year at school. ...Read more

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Is Meloxicam good for ankle synovitis? I need to recover before school starts. Thank you.

Is Meloxicam good for ankle synovitis? I need to recover before school starts. Thank you.

Meloxican: Is an NSAiD with anti inflammatory and analgesic properties hence could be helpful. Be aware of GI and other side effects ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain of synovitis in the ankle and arthritis in the knee?

What can I do to relieve the pain of synovitis in the ankle and arthritis in the knee?

No enough info: What is the cause of the synovitis of the ankle? That answer will dictate the proper treatment. The same goes for the knee issue. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why did none of blood test esr ccp rf cbc show severe synovitis in hip? Even mri and hip arthrogram failed. Found during hip surgery.

Why did none of blood test esr ccp rf cbc show severe synovitis in hip? Even mri and hip arthrogram failed. Found during hip surgery.

False negatives: Almost all tests have some false negatives. Depending on the severity and extent of synovitis it may not show up on tests. It also depends on the type of inflammation. There can similarly be false positive test results for most of the tests. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with reactive synovitis of ankle and under steroid therapy. physiotherapy will play any role in treating this condition thanx!

My mother was diagnosed with reactive synovitis of ankle and under steroid therapy. physiotherapy will play any role in treating this condition thanx!

Synovitis limited 2-: -a single joint as describe should be treated by local joint injections. My theory was no oral steroids. This exposes the entire body to the side effects of steroids, including avascular necrosis of the hip &/or shoulders, as well as osteoporosis. This is common in long term use as well as high dose bursts, but burst treatment is much safer. ...Read more