Are there different types of PVNS – pigmented villonodular synovitis?
There are two types of PVNS: localized and diffuse.
- Localized, or nodular PVNS, is confined to one area of the hip joint and the tumor may involve the supporting tendons of the hip joint. The pain and inflammation with localized PVNS is often easier to treat as it involves only one area of the hip joint.
- Non-localized, or diffuse PVNS, affects the entire hip joint with extension outside and is more common than localized PVNS. This type is often more difficult to treat as it tends to be more aggressive and involve a complex array of symptoms.
Dr. Ronak Mukesh Patel, orthopedic hip specialist serving patients in Sugar Land, Pearland, and the Houston, Texas area, has the knowledge and understanding as well as substantial experience in treating patients who have experienced pigmented villonodular synovitis.