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Bakers Cyst Rupture Symptoms
Be seen: Generally, ganglion cysts, including a baker cyst, will generally feel better when they evacuate. Be seen as your symptoms are not typical. ...Read more
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
I have a ruptured bakers cyst in my left knee. My ortho says it will take about 8weeks for the fluid to reabsorb. Will Lasix (furosemide) speed this process up?
Lasix (furosemide)?: Lasix (furosemide) of Furosemide helps your body excrete fluid from the kidneys (it's a loop diuretic) and works best when you have extra fluid in the legs (peripheral edema), so I'm not sure if it'll help with the baker's cyst fluid since it's more of a localized fluid that will go away with time and compression as well as surgical removal. ...Read more
I think I have a bakers cyst that has ruptured or is about to. Can I exercise? Do I need to see an Md? No leg swelling, just back of knee swollen& red
Yes, you: Should see a doctor if you have Baker's cyst that is swollen and red. ...Read more
So it wasn't DVT it was a ruptured bakers cyst on the SIDE of my TKR causing pain and swelling in my knee, foot, and ankle is this strange? Not in calf
A Baker's cyst is often associated with internal derangement of the knee and a "rupture" releases some joint fluid but this should NOT affect your foot and ankle. You need to see an Orthopedist or Sport's Medicine Specialist for an evaluation of your symptoms sooner rather than later!
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Could a "partially ruptured bakers cyst" cause pain down to heel? And what is the treatment for that?
4 weeks post op for lateral meniscectomy and debridement. Having occasional pain when extending and walking. How do symptoms of a bakers cyst present?
Need exercise: A bakers cyst is a pouch of fluid behind the knee. It can rupture and cause calf pain or swelling. It can cause pain or stiffness when bending the knee. After your surgery you should talk to your orthopedist about quad strengthening exercise. This and weight control are the only treatments shown to prevent your knee from getting worse. ...Read more
I'm 63 and I think I've retorn my meniscus. Ortho says it's osteoarthiritis and a bakers cyst but the symptoms are more like the meniscus and my pcp agr?
Cyst behind the knee: A baker's cyst is classically a fluid filled cyst behind the knee. The cyst usually communicates with the knee via a small hole in the capsule or via the base of a tear in a meniscus. The knee makes fluid normally, but osteoarthritis or a mensical tear can cause an increase in fluid production, thus increasing pressure. The pathway of least resistance is out the back of the knee where a cyst forms. ...Read more
Yes: A bakers cyst can easily been seen on an simple ultrasound. Mri will give much more details regarding other structures and possible pathology of the need as well. If necessary the fluid in a bakers cyst can be aspirated with a needle under ultrasound, but there is a recurrence rate to be expected. ...Read more
I have a baker cyst. Docs tell me not to have it removed because it could damage nerves. I'm in lots of pain. Could I have been misdiagnosed and it's something more serious than that.
Baker's cyst: Baker's cysts are typically not painful, but they may indicate other issues going on with the knee joint. These include arthritis, ligament and meniscal injuries. A simple ultrasound can be used to diagnose the cyst but further workup may be needed. Consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Yes: Even though it's behind your knee, baker's cysts can cause pain down to the foot and above the knee at times. However, if the pain persists don't assume it's related to the baker's cyst and get it checked out. ...Read more
Arthritis/inflammati: Baker cyst is a fluid filled process located behind the knee. In adults it is often the consequences of arthritis or inflammed meniscal. It is diagnosed by physical exam as well as doppler ultrasound. It can rupture and cause leg swelling and can present similarly as an episode of phlebitus or as a blood clot. Referral to ortho if no response to nsaids. ...Read more
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" it. Generally harmless, it necessitate being removed when bothersome (in essence, ...Read more