Patient Comments: Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis - Treatment

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What treatment(s) have you received for PVNS? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Stephanie_San Diego, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I have pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) in my left knee. It hasn’t been verified by arthroscopy, only by several MRIs and after years of ruling out other things like arthritis. It started when I was 20 and I’m now 36. A cortisone shot every 4 years has worked for me. I’m continuing to choose this route because the success for surgery is low and the cortisone seems to work for a fairly long period of time. I’m very active and really don’t notice any pain or lack of motion until it acts up.

QUESTION

The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer