Pigmented villonodular synovitis of hip treated by uncemented total hip arthroplasty: a case report


  • Saikat Sau Department of Orthopedics, IPGMER SSKM Hospital, Kolkata West Bengal, India
  • Chinmoy Bishwas Department of Orthopedics, Bankura Medical College, West Bengal, India




PVNS, Monoarticular degeneration, Total hip replacement


Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is rare, benign proliferative disorder of the synovium of unknown origin. It is commonly seen in knee joint but hip, ankle, shoulder, wrist & other joints can be involved. It is usually seen in young adults from 20-50 years of age. It is seen more in men than women. PVNS potentially locally aggressive disease that should be considered in younger patients who present with monoarticular joint symptoms and pathology. As per literature treatment of PSVN is total synuvectomy, specially for big joint can be replaced. Chance of recurrence is not rare. Radiation can help in recurrence case. We are presenting case of 34 years male patient with right hip pain and degenerative changes. After total hip replacement 3years follow up he has no complain still now.


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