Vol. 4, Issue 2

A Case of Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS) of the Knee Joint in a Young Female

Kapoor Chirag1, Jhaveri Maulik2, Shah Malkesh3, Golwala Paresh4

1Assistant Professor, 2Student, 3Senior Resident, 4Professor & HOD; Orthopaedics Department, Smt. B. K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Center, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India


Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare, benign, but potentially locally aggressive and recurrent condition characterized by synovial proliferation and hemosiderin deposition inside the joints, tendon sheaths, and bursae. It usually affects the large joints such as hip, knee, and ankle. The present report was a case of PVNS of the knee joint in a young female which was treated by subtotal synovectomy alone without the use of adjuvants. At the 20-month follow-up, the patient was pain free and had no signs of disease recurrence.

Keywords: villonodular, synovitis, synovectomy, MRI