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A menicus tear and baker cycst

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. James McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
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
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: Bakers cyst usually secondary to meniscus tear or arthritis. If you fell (regardless of reason), then you can tear your meniscus.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 49 years experience
Yes mri: Mri can demonstrate baker's cyst also diagnostic ultrasound studies. It is cheaper.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Obstruction?: A Baker's cyst can obstruct blood and lymphatic flow leading to unilateral edema. Have you seen an orthopedic doctor yet?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Bakers : Bakers cysts do not cause meniscal tears, however, meniscal tears do cause bakers cysts.
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