Kushal Parikh, Shalin Shah


Purpose: Medium term functional outcome evaluation of Diffuse type PVNS of the knee managed with open synovectomy
Method: A retrospective study of series of 5 cases of Diffuse type PVNS of the knee was conducted and the outcomes assessed using the Lysholm
Score. Result: Excellent or good outcome was obtained in 4 out of 5 patients, and fair outcome was attained in one patient, who had recurrence at
14 months postoperatively. Conclusion: Total synovectomy provides good functional results at medium term follow up and can be used as an
effective treatment for diffuse PVNS knee.


Diffuse PVNS, Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis, Knee Swelling, Synovectomy

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