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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Is it weird to have a bakers cyst behind their knee?

Is it weird to have a bakers cyst behind their knee?

No: It is not an uncommon issue and is usually related to inflammation, arthritis or damage to the knee. Often, no treatment is needed depending on the degree of symptoms. ...Read more

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Do baker cyst in your knee grows?

Do baker cyst in your knee grows?

Yes: They are linked to a meniscal tear the more fluid they have the bigger they getthey can get smaller to. ...Read more

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How long dose it take to heal a ruptured bakers cyst in a knee?

How long dose it take to heal a ruptured bakers cyst in a knee?

2-3 weeks: When baker cyst ruptures hopefully it will not come back. We have to treat the reason behind the cyst which most likely cartilage tears or damage or arthritis. ...Read more

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I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and Ive been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and Ive been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

Second opinion: Bakers cysts can definitely be removed and it is not uncommon to have to do so. The bigger question is are you having enough trouble with it to have it removed. They are also sometimes associated with an internal derangement in the knee and so an MRI can provide more information. If you want it removed and the surgeon is unwilling, consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Bakers cyst ruined my knee. Now this bulging disk. Could these problems be a new thing or maybe getting old?

Bakers cyst ruined my knee. Now this bulging disk. Could these problems be a new thing or maybe getting old?

Other way around.: A baker's cyst is a large synovial pouch that forms in the posterior (back) portion of the knee; this occurs because there is already some damage in the knee itself (osteoarthritis, meniscus or ligament tear, trauma). You may not be old, but your knee is. The cysts themselves can be drained or injected with cortisone & may resolve, but underlying destruction of knee joint is not reversible. ...Read more

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Osteo arth 3 meniscus repairs, one nerve release an synvisc (hylan g-f 20) inject plus baker cyst on both knees only 46yrs old they say too young for replacment what?

Osteo arth 3 meniscus repairs, one nerve release an synvisc (hylan g-f 20) inject plus baker cyst on both knees only 46yrs old they say too young for replacment what?

MENISCUS tear: Depends on the condition. Some times steroid injection helps prior to arthroscopy repair. Same with bakers cyst, popliteal swelling sometimes causes less pain. Ask your Ortho opinion. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6 mos pregnant and has a bakers cyst behind her knee is this dangerous to her or the baby?

Usually they are not: If she is not having any other symptoms with her knee usually can wait aftewr her delivery.Baker's cyst if intraarticular indicate that ther is another culprit within the joint.Usually they are not dangerous to the mother and cewrtanly not to the baby. ...Read more

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Best treatment for baker's cyst on knee?

Best treatment for baker's cyst on knee?

Identify cause first: A baker's cyst is a cyst on the back the knee, usually filled with fluid from the knee joint itself. The presence of a bakers cyst is typically an indication of pathology in the knee itself. To "treat" a baker's cyst therefore requires that the problem in the knee be treated- the cyst will then typically go away. See an orthopaedic surgeon for further advice. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Baker's Cyst (Definition)

Swelling behind the knee that is composed of a membrane-lined sac filled with synovial fluid and is associated with certain joint disorders (as arthritis). The baker cyst is named after the british physician who "discovered" them. Generally harmless and necessitate being removed when they are bothersome (in essence, ...Read more