How will my doctor test for PVNS?
PVNS can look like arthritis and some other joint conditions. Your doctor may use tests to check for these conditions. After a physical exam, your doctor may want to take an X-ray of the affected joint.
Your doctor may also want to draw some fluid from the joint and test it. He or she may also want to perform a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, which takes a picture of the joint.
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Hip and Knee by FJ Frassica, M.D., MA Bhimani, M.D., EF McCarthy, M.D., and J Wenz, M.D. (American Family Physician October 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/991001ap/1404.html)
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