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Cyst On Meniscus
Had MRI on knee showed meniscal tear, tendentis, bursitis, benign lesion on cartilage. What is yr opinion on treatment? .
Depends on your main: symptoms. If knee is hurting and "gives way" when you walk, then a Scope surgery to get rid of the Meniscal tear; which also provides an opportunity to look at all other structures. Lesion on Cartilage, might look benign, But a biopsy could be done, to confirms it is Benign, The bursitis/tendonitis, if still persists can be treated by the NSAIDs and PT/exercises, heat/cold packs etc. Good Luck. ...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
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
Not often: Imagine the meniscus as having the shape of a crescent moon. The inner 2/3 has a poor potential for as it has no blood supply (necessary for healing). The outer 1/3 does have a blood supply and has the potential for healing. Surgery is often required to bring the torn meniscus together to allow for healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, it can, BUT it-: Is rather unlikely, as they generally don't, unless the tear is a minor one. I don't think they heal but they certainly become symptom-free. Surgery can help certain types of the tears by repairing them which are dependent on the specific site they occur in. Most are however not amenable to repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The question is more likely will steroids make my knee stop hurting. Torn meniscus in someone in middle age is most likely degenerative in nature, in other words a component of the arthritic process. Reality is hard to know if the pain someone is having is only from the meniscus or from the overall degenerative joint disease. But a cortisone injection may help relieve the pain. ...Read more
Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?
See below:: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It depends on the size of the tear, the type of tear and the location of the tear relative to the blood supply to the meniscus. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you an idea of the chances of it healing. ...Read more
mild knee joint effusion with soft tissue swelling on left.
P.H.Medial meniscus grade 1 degeneration signal on both.
Acl sprain on right.
Orthopedic: I would seek a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: So a sebaceous cyst can shrink or get infected and grow - but it is never really completely gone unless it is resected (removed) surgically. This is because the entire cyst shell and wall must be removed. The best person to do this is a surgeon or someone with lots of experience. See your local doctor or general or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have a cyst in my left knee close to the medial meniscus. There is no meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Could it be a ganglion cyst?
Can untreated bakers cyst cause a torn meniscus please clarify answer. Could torn meniscus, have been in 1st MRI and not have been seen due to bakers cyst, covering it somehow?
See answer: A baker’s cyst is a posterior medial knee protrusion of the joint between the semi-membranosus and gastrocnemius tendons. It fills with joint fluid when there is synovial irritation. A meniscal tear is a source of synovial inflammation forming the bakers cyst – the cyst is a consequence, not a cause. One treats the meniscal tear, not the cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a untreated bakers cyst cause a torn meniscus injuried by twisting/stumbling at work. Er visit with MRI showed bakers cyst, went back to work and had constant pain, difficulty squatting kneeling had cortisone injection, worked for short time, back to
Tear causes cyst: The internally injured knee protects itself by increasing the lubricating fluid production. The fluid created from an injury or cartilage wear when significant, can leak out the back of the knee and take up space between the calf and hamstring muscles making the area full or swollen. This can lead to posterior pain, decreased motion. Treat internal problem to stop the fluid production. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ortho question what causes swelling in the knee? Hurts to twist it from right to left is this a meniscus tear? What is a meniscus cyst? Please explain
Meniscal tears: Pain and swelling are very common symptoms of a meniscal tear. If it has been going on for more than a month i would see an orthopedic surgeon to get x-rays and probably an mri. Meniscal tears typically don't heal and require arthroscopic surgery to fix them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes pain in the back of the knee with no bakers cyst. New mri revealed medial meniscus of the posterior root extruded unchanged from last.
What to do if I have surgery for tears involving both medial and lateral meniscus and a baker's cyst?
Not sure about the..: question, but I assume you are asking about the surgery and recovery. Surgery is typically knee arthroscopy through two poke holes on either side of the kneecap. It is an outpatient procedure and you can typically bear full weight immediately after surgery. The surgery removes the torn portions of meniscus and decompressed the cyst. Your recovery is typically 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more
Can you tell me about surgery for tears involving both medial and lateral meniscus and a baker's cyst?
Classic Cause- Yes!: Most baker's cyst are in fact associated with a degenerative meniscal tear, seen often in conjunction with knee joint osteoarthritis. The angered/injured knee joint lining generates more joint fluid than normal, and the fluid finds the pathway of least resistance. Tis pathway can typically course through the base of a meniscal tear or capsule weakness posteriorly resulting in a baker's cyst. ...Read more
Can you tell me about arthroscopic meniscus tear removal, along with removal of a baker's cyst and repair to the patellar cartilage?
Torn meniscus x 2 lateral and cyst found after 15 mths swelling on and off mri last week dr wants operate 6 th october any alternative i can walk?
Meniscus tear: Obviously a meniscus tear is not a life-threatening condition, so one option is to observe. After 15 months of persistent pain/swelling, things are unlikely to improve, especially if there is locking/ catching of the knee. Other non-operative options include bracing, physical therapy, injections, and activity modification. These may not provide long term benefit, but could be tried before surgery ...Read more
I am 26 I had a meniscus repair to the posterior horn of my medial meniscus last year new MRI showes worse re tear/cyst within, what are some options?
Im 63 and I think Ive retorn my meniscus. Ortho says it's osteoarthiritis and a bakers cyst but the symptoms are more like the meniscus and my pcp agr?
How long does it take for a popliteal or baker's cyst to develop after a torn meniscus in the knee?
Does Septated paramensical cyst of size 14 x 8 mm and chronic meniscus tear in knee can be treated with physiotherapy??
My dad is 61 and recently had meniscus surgery which lead to bakers cyst he has had it drained 3 times and continues to come back and is painful?
Varies: A bakers cyst is a herniation of the posterior knee capsule in between two tendons in the back of the knee. Hopefully, as your father gets further away from his surgery and his swelling improves, the cyst will resolve. If not, he may need more aggressive options. Thanks. ...Read more
Small parameniscal cyst seen of the posterior horn/body junction of
the medial meniscus. Would this cause pain during squating and climbing stairs?
Small parameniscal cyst seen of the posterior horn/body junction of
the medial meniscus no tear seen in MRI. Can't run , squat. Is surgery the answer?
Probably : The presence of a parameniscal cyst usually implies the meniscus is at least damaged. Not to mention causing pain. Best consult with an orthopedic surgeon for your options ...Read more
Had ACL surgery last year.After rehab returned to soccer.2 months back, tore my meniscus had more surgery.Keep getting bakers cysts.How do I get back?
Keep going....: You've had a tough past 2 years. I'm assuming your acl reconstruction is still intact.If that's true then keep grinding away you will get back. The meniscus tear is a setback but if you've had it taken care of hopefully your baker's cyst will slowly go away.Occassionally the cyst can be aspirated if the fluid is not too thick and this will hasten its disappearance .See your ors .Gl! ...Read more
I have been diagnosed via MRI with a radial root tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus as well as popliteal cyst (4.3 cm) - pls advise?
Use HealthTap Prime: It's hard to advise you about a complicated condition in only 400 characters. A lot depends on the symptoms that you're having, how frequently they interfere with activity, age & answers to other medical questions. In general, the medial mensicus tear is more concerning than the (large) cyst, as it can lead to arthritis if untreated. Cysts can be drained, but are often left alone. TTY Orthopedist ...Read more
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