A Rare Cause for Knee Locking: Nodular Synovitis

Vijayan, Sandeep and Madi, Sandesh and Naik, Monappa and Rao, Sharath K (2016) A Rare Cause for Knee Locking: Nodular Synovitis. Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine, 16 (6). pp. 79-81. ISSN 1319-6308

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Locking symptoms in the knee joint generally occur due to meniscal tears and loose bodies. The purpose of this report is to describe a case of nodular synovitis, an intra‑articular tenosynovial giant‑cell tumor, as a rare differential diagnosis for locking of the knees. Arthroscopic removal ensured prompt symptomatic relief without any recurrence at 1‑year follow‑up. Nodular synovitis has a better prognosis with limited risk of local recurrence. There is no role for complete synovectomy or postoperative radiotherapy. Knee arthroscopy is the procedure of choice, and prompt symptomatic relief is the usual outcome expected; however, a close follow‑up is still warranted to look for recurrence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arthroscopy; Knee locking; Nodular synovitis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2016 09:02
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145043

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