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Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. no meniscus tear (confirmed via mri & arthroscopy). treatment options?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

1-injection of steroid in the cyst with attempt to empty it the same time. 2-excision of the cyst. I would prefer the excision because they send to pathology and see what is it.

Answered Sep 23, 2017

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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Most cysts in the back of the knee are due to knee joint causes, which improve as the causes is treated. So my recommendations would be: 1: do nothing except maybe pain meds, for 3 months; if no improvement, then; 2: aspiration (removing fluid) under ultrasonic guidance for fluid/needle biopsy; or; 3: removal of the cyst through the back of the knee, to get tissue for biopsy.

Answered Dec 10, 2015

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