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What does altered marrow signal in distal femur and proximal tibia accompanied with hemosiderin deposition & thickened synovium in MRI left knee mean?
Hemosiderin MRI: This may be consistent with a condition of the knee called pigmented villodular synovitis. This is caused by inflammation of the lining of the knee joint (synovium) and resulting deposit of breakdown of blood products. The cause is largely unknown. The diagnosis of pigmented villonodular synovitis is confirmed by biopsy, and the treatment of choice is synovectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: A synovectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflammed synovium, or lining of a joint, is removed. This can usually be done arthroscopically. Recovery will depend on which joint is operated on and how severe the disease within that joint was. A common indication for synovectomy is rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more