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Cyst On Knee
I have a fluid filked cyst on knee. Dr says shed drain it but we both agree it come back. So what can I do for the pain. I'm only 19 w/ a bad knee?
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
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
Mri showed fluid and cyst in knee. Along with arthritic and cartilage changes. I have had pain and swelling x 1 week. What should I do at this point?
Conservative therapy: I would talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI and ask specifically about conservative options for treatment. Many knee issues including arthritic and cartilage changes can be managed with good physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medicines, and weight loss (if that's a contributing factor to the pain). Surgery is reserved for when conservative options fail. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
And what will happen if i don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?
Difficult: A baker's cyst is an out pouching of joint fluid found in the back of the knee. It forms when there is excess joint fluid in the knee usually related to chronic arthritis the knee. Sometimes the cysts are painful but usually they cause a sense of restricted range of motion. I will occasionally drain them with a needle (did one last week) if they are bothersome but they usually come back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bakers cyst: Usually bakers cyst does not require any intervention unless it hurts. Over time, it can shrink. ...Read more