Pigmented villonodular synovitis about the ankle: a review of the literature and presentation in 10 athletic patients.

@article{Saxena2004PigmentedVS,
  title={Pigmented villonodular synovitis about the ankle: a review of the literature and presentation in 10 athletic patients.},
  author={Amol Saxena and Hugo Perez},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={819-26}
}
BACKGROUND Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is relatively uncommon. The disorder results in increased proliferation of synovium causing villous or nodular changes of synovial-lined joints, bursae and tendon sheaths. This study examines the occurrence of PVNS about the ankle and its association with trauma. METHODS Ten patients over a 10-year period were identified as having PVNS of the ankle. The average age was 40.2 (range 27 to 62) years. There were four women and six men. Average… CONTINUE READING

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