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a menicus tear and baker cycst

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not sure about the..: question, but I assume you are asking about the surgery and recovery. Surgery is typically knee arthroscopy through two poke holes on either side of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthroscopic: Arthroscopic surgery is the surgery typically done for tears of the medial and/ or lateral meniscus. Depending on the type of tear, the surgery typic ... Read More
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Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It : It is actually the other way around. A meniscal tear causes the baker's cyst. The collagen fibers of the meniscus are arranged in a parallel arrangeme ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Baker's cyst.: It's usually the other way around. A meniscal tear can cause a baker's cyst. Fluid produced by an angry knee, gets forced out to the back of the knee, ... Read More
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Bakers cyst usually secondary to meniscus tear or arthritis. If you fell (regardless of reason), then you can tear your meniscus.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trimming torn tissue: Meniscus: usually trimming torn portion. Bakers cyst is usually coming from the meniscus tear. Often , this can be drained back into the knee during ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
48 years experience Podiatry
Yes mri: Mri can demonstrate baker's cyst also diagnostic ultrasound studies. It is cheaper.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Obstruction?: A Baker's cyst can obstruct blood and lymphatic flow leading to unilateral edema. Have you seen an orthopedic doctor yet?
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis ?: It may be part of a larger arthritis syndrome. You need to see your physician. Your evaluation will include lab, imaging along with a history and phy ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Classic Cause- Yes!: Most baker's cyst are in fact associated with a degenerative meniscal tear, seen often in conjunction with knee joint osteoarthritis. The angered/inju ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Meniscus: Either a scope or MRI would support your diagnosis. If it feels the same as before, you are likely correct. All the best and protect your knee.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Boran
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bakers : Bakers cysts do not cause meniscal tears, however, meniscal tears do cause bakers cysts.

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