i too have been diagnosed with pvns about 3 years ago. I went over a year before they found out what was wrong with my knee. After the diagnosis, I had surgery, at 73yrs old, for a knee replacement. A few months later it was back again. Yes, pain plus OWWWW. I finally had a synovectomy done, at 74 yrs old. My Dr discovered the pvns tumor had damaged my new knee and had to do another knee replacement. After the first replacement I was walking all over, with no pain medication only tylenol, after 3 weeks. After the second replacement I was walking without a walker, driving and even dancing, after 2 weeks. I only say this because it isn't really that bad after all of the pain I was in with the pvns. Now, at 75, the pvns is back again and the Drs. are talking about radiation treatments. From some of the research I have done, I could lose my leg, without the treatment. Then again I could lose it with the treatment.
Just remember, knee replacement will not necessarily get rid of the pvns. Mine is very aggressive so I am feeling I have to be seriously thinking about having something done soon.
Post Edited (kneepvns) : 6/3/2009 12:27:39 PM (GMT-6)