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A 42-year-old male asked:

if a ganglion of the knee is not treated, will there be any after effect?

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Dr. Joseph Billings
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Benign cyst: A ganglion is a benign cyst that will cause no damage if left untreated. If may simply dissolve away, or stay the same size for a long time. If it becomes larger, causes pain or problems than an option is to remove. Don't worry it is not causing harm.
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Don't worry: If you are not symptomatic there will be no long lasting issues to worry about. They are left alone unless bothersome

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Japan
A 42-year-old male asked:

If a ganglion of the knee is not treated, would there be any after effects?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Usually benign: however, this can cause discomfort due to compression. Get an orthopedic opinion and scan
Japan
A 42-year-old male asked:

How can a ganglion of the knee be treated?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Billings
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Drain or excision: There are three options for a ganglion about the knee. First, it can be left alone. Second it can be drained in the office. This will not completely remove the cyst but it may be gone but may return. Third it can be removed in the OR. This will remove it for good.

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