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Ganglion Cyst In Knee Joint
Depends: Ganglion cysts (also known as Baker's Cysts) are synovial cysts of the knee joint. In most cases they are treated conservatively. In cases where they are very large they can be drained but often recur. Very large cysts are best excised in very rare circumstances ...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
Surg: If it causes enough trouble then surgical excision would be indicated. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. How can this be treated?
Only if painful: Ganglion cysts are fluid filled structures usually associated with a joint. The wrist is most commonly involved but any joint can be affected. If not bothersome, no treatment may be needed. Causes of knee cyst include inflammation, meniscal injuries, bursitis and tendinitis, or ligament injury. Large cysts behind the knee can affect circulation. If bothersome get it checked out. ...Read more
Dr. Diagnosis ganglion cyst. It is 4" diam, and 4 inches BELOW knee on tibia. No pain. Correct dx? Ok to run? Workout? Thought these were on joints and small
I have a huge ganglion cyst on the top, right side of my right knee. After four or five aspirations. We finally decided on surgery. Well, I have had it aspirated twice since then (surgery was done in april 2012). The last aspiration removed 50cc of fl
What to do if I have ganglion cyst in the knee what type of exercise can I do to lose 10 pounds and not hurt my knee!!?
What do you suggest if I have ganglion cyst in the knee what type of exercise can I do to lose 10 pounds and not hurt my knee!?
I had a ganglion cyst behind my knee about the size of a golf ball, removed by surgery due to nerve pain. It is already back. Now what do I do?
Bakery's cyst: You are describing a bakers cyst which is similar to a ganglion, but not of the wrist. All ganglion have a certain rate of recurrence. If it is bothersome go back to your original surgeon and discuss options. ...Read more
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?
I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and I've 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
What is the usual procedure for getting rid of a dibilitating and painful synovial cyst in the knee joint? I can barely walk and the knee is popping.
Ortho eval: Due to your severe pain and impaired mobility, it is important to see the orthopedic surgeon for further eval. If a synovial cyst is confirmed as the cause, the ortho can provide you with appropriate treatment whether it is aspirating the cyst or excision of the cyst. There are several other causes of knee pain so it's important to make the correct diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
And what will happen if I don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?
Can a MRI show a bakers cyst? I have a lot of painful grinding in the knee with catching at the medial knee joint line. Could that be a meniscus tear?
I have a acl&medial meniscus tear and interpositioned synovial fluid/ cysts formation with a small knee joint effusion. I would like more info, what2do?
Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella, knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear. Mcland lcl strain.?
Conservative Rx: Depends upon your primary complaint and whether there was a mechanism of injury. Chondromalacia (i.e.Cartilage wear=arthritis) is common and can cause swelling and pain. Collateral ligament strains/partial tears (mcl+lcl) should be managed well conservatively. Recommend seeing a pt for motion, strengthening, edema control. Am a fan of a stationary bike as well (nonimpact knee motion+strengthening). ...Read more
I have a ganglion / cyst on my wrist joint but it has just popped under my skin is it anything to worry about?
Wrist mass: How do u know that it is a ganglion? If u have a wrist mass which is not painful, does not affect your wrist motion or function, is not progressively getting bigger, than u can just keep an eye on it. Otherwise get it checked ...Read more
Probably leave it: If it is pea sized, the best approach will be wait and watch as long as you do not have pain or discomfort. ...Read more
Is it possibe the severe pain in my hand could be from a degenerated joint condition, or could my ganglion cyst be growing inside and not so much out?
Not likely ganglion: Ganglion cysts do not usually produce severe pain unless they are pushing on nerves. It is likely from another cause. ...Read more
I have an MRI reports that shows a stable ganglion cyst at the calcaneus. U our joint 0.7cm stable joint effusion with mild synovial thickening within?
I think I might have a ganglion cyst on the joint that connects my pinky to my hand. It feels like it is "popping" when moving it. Should I be worried?
The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?
Not necessarily: If doesn't bother you, then leave it alone. Ganglion cysts tend to recur after removal and they never turn into anything serious. ...Read more
How long to try splinting for ganglion cyst causing pain and trigger finger in middle finger joint before surgery? 21 weeks pregnant.
Painful ganglion cyst and trigger finger in middle joint. Am currently 21 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use local anesthetic for surgery?
I have a non-painful ganglion cyst on my index finger at a joint. Do not have insurance for a hand orthopedic MD but for a general ortho. MD. Good?
Yes: Any orthopedist should be able to handle. ...Read more
In general no: In general no but gout deposits of monosodium urate can be present in many locations, including around a joint in the tendons if not in the joint. Your physician can help clarify this or have you see a rheumatologist who can clarify the findings. The diagnosis of gout in a joint is made by demonstrating the presence of the monosodium urate crystals in the joint. ...Read more
Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more