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Best treatment for baker's cyst on knee?

Best treatment for baker's cyst on knee?

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

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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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

ganglion: Yes...In fact this used to be a treatment many years ago -- smack it with a bible! i wouldn't recommend it though. ...Read more

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Wrist ganglion cyst-- tell me removal complications?

Wrist ganglion cyst-- tell me removal complications?

Several: Though none of these issues are common but all could happen including recurrence of the cyst, infection, nerve or tendon damage and the risk of anesthesia, painful scar. This covers most of the potential problems but again these are not common. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

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Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

Scar massage: Swelling following surgery is quite common. Stiffness is also a common complaint. Physical therapy (or hand therapy) can be beneficial in improving wrist motion and swelling. Scar massage and desensitization exercises can be helpful to reduce swelling and sensitivity. ...Read more

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How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

Two options: Open surgical excision is the most common treatment. Another option is arthroscopic removal. Aspiration with a syringe is rarely successful and counter indicated for velar wrist ganglions. ...Read more

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Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

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 more

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Could chiropractors treat ganglion cysts?

Could chiropractors treat ganglion cysts?

No: Ganglion cysts are synovial cysts arising from a joint, most commonly the wrist, or tendon. Manipulation will have no effect on the ganglion. If symptomatic most typically requires surgery, occasionally will respond to aspiration. See a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can wraps prevent wrist ganglion cysts?

Can wraps prevent wrist ganglion cysts?

A splint or wrap : Will not prevent a ganglion but it could prevent motion and there are times that increased wrist motion leads to a ganglion getting larger in size. Wrist motion may push fluid into the ganglion. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst be removed arthroscopically?

Yes: It depends on the site, but a skilled arthroscopist is typically well-trained in arthroscopic ganglion cyst excision. Complete excision is more important than technique, and obviously a complete open excision would be more ideal than an incomplete arthroscopic excision. A benefit of the arthroscopic approach is that the surgeon can "see" the stalk, which is paramount to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Ganglan cyst on foot does cortisone work?

Ganglan cyst on foot does cortisone  work?

Needle this cyst: Drainage and needling of the cyst to break up the sack. Cortisone and compression is helpful in an attempt to scar down the tissue over the tendon. It has a 50% success rate. ...Read more

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Bakers cyst treatment ice or heat?

Bakers cyst treatment ice or heat?

Bakers cyst: Depends on the patient age. Young kids can usually just observe. Often goes away. Others usually means something wrong in knee causing increased fluid accumulation, often arthritis or meniscal tears. Usual treatment is aimed at treating the source of the excessive fluid in the knee. Often surgery for meniscal tears. Often antiinflammatories, injections and/ or surgery for arthritis. ...Read more

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How is a ganglion cyst on the knee dianosed and treated?

How is a ganglion cyst on the knee dianosed and treated?

MRI: While you can palate a fluid filled bump near the joint line, the definitive technique is MRI.. ultrasound would be OK too if you have a talented technician ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ganglion cyst of anterior cruciate ligament?

Surgery: If symptomatic, growing bigger and restricting range of motion then surgery is the answer. After surgery, there will be a period of wearing a knee immobilizer, then some physical therapy. ...Read more

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I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis? Whats the treatment?Thanks

I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis? Whats the treatment?Thanks

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia is damage to the cartilage surfaces of joints. In the knee it's similar to the wearing away of tire treads. This can cause inflammation which can produce increased fluid in the knee (effusion). If you have minimal pain and no locking, strengthening your thigh and leg muscles is recommended. Icing and anti inflammatories and pt can be helpful. Arthroscopy is recommended with locking. ...Read more

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Nerve damage if ganglion cyst ruptures?

Nerve damage if ganglion cyst ruptures?

Not likely: Although rupture cysts can cause temporary pain and discomfort, the "nerve damage" they might cause would be minor and should resolve spontaneously within in a short period of time. If you develop persistent pain after what you think was a ruptured ganglion cyst, see your pray care physician or specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pilonidal cyst treatments?

Pilonidal cyst treatments?

Surgery: The only treatment for pilonidal disease is surgery. There are numerous surgeries offered for this. Ultimately, it will be what your surgeon is most comfortable with and has done most often. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal surgery: is it safe?

Ganglion cyst removal surgery: is it safe?

Yes: But you must remember nothing is 100 %. The simplest of procedures can have complications. ...Read more

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Ganglion (Definition)

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


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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

A condition in which a benign growth, typically filled with a thick, clear fluid, arises on ...Read more