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What r symptoms of a rupture baker cyst, and how do I control pain in back of my knee and calf?

What r symptoms of a rupture baker cyst, and how do I control pain in back of my knee and calf?

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

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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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 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?

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

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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

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

Yes strange!: 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?

Yes it could: When you rupture a baker cyst, the fluids go down by gravity into the calf muscle and sometime cause pain in the calf muscles area. ...Read more

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4 weeks post op for lateral meniscectomy and debridement. Having occasional pain when extending and walking. How do symptoms of a bakers cyst present?

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

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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What a baker cyst?

What a baker cyst?

Pocket of fluid: A baker's cyst is a pocket of fluid that can develop behind your knee when your knee is hurt like arthritis or a cartilage tear. You can feel pain or tightness. Treatment depends on what's causing it. Please talk with your doc about what to do next. ...Read more

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What's a baker cyst?

What's a baker cyst?

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

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Is baker cyst inherited?

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Is baker cyst inherited?

No: In addition to what dr. Ekizian as said, we should be aware that the largest risk factor for osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis is genetic and inherited. Because of this, the baker's cyst in turn has a large genetic or inherited component. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or relief from bakers cyst?

Yes: The cyst behind the knee comes from excess fluid production in the knee. Usually it is related to a meniscal tear irritating the joint. An MRI scan will reveal the intra-articular problem and an arthroscopic surgery of the knee will allow the baker's cyst to shrink away again. ...Read more

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Can a MRI see a baker cyst?

Can a MRI see a baker cyst?

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

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had surgery on a bakers cyst?

Continued arthritis: A baker's cyst is due to knee arthritis, so you may continue having pain even when the cyst has been resected. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can a bakers cyst radiate pain to the foot?

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

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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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What causes and treats a bakers cyst?

What causes and treats a bakers cyst?

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

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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" it. Generally harmless, it necessitate being removed when bothersome (in essence, ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more