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I have cysts on my knee will they be removed if I asked ?

I have  cysts on my knee will they be removed if I asked  ?

Depends: That depends on what they are and if they need to be removed. There are some cysts and lumps that, if causing no real problems, are best left alone. ...Read more

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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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Can a popliteal (baker's cyst) be easily removed from the back of the knee?

Can a popliteal (baker's cyst) be easily removed from the back of the knee?

Yes: There are a number of important structures behind the knee, including major nerves, arteries, and veins, and these are at risk with baker's cyst surgery. The back of the knee is sensitive to the touch normally and after any surgery in this area it can become hypersensitive, but this is usually temporary. Treatment is usually nonoperative. Some cysts come back after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the success rate for popliteal (baker's cyst) being removed from the back of the knee?

What is the success rate for popliteal (baker's cyst) being removed from the back of the knee?

90%: A baker's cyst, also called a popliteal (pop-lit-e-ul) cyst, is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid, which can lead to a baker's cyst. ...Read more

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I have a knee replacement, had a cyst removed which came out the side and tunneled to the back and in again, was removed and tested. It's back again?

I have a knee replacement, had a cyst removed which came out the side and tunneled to the back and in again, was removed and tested. It's back again?

Baker's cyst: Arises from the back of the knee or the side and goes to the back of the knee. Even if drained it can recur. It can be treated with prolotherapy by aspirating and then injecting the neck of the cyst with proliferant. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for information and a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a baker's cyst on side of knee. Had it removed a year ago.its back & had mri. Doctor said its ok to leave it alone if no bother? Any risk?

I have a baker's cyst on side of knee. Had it removed a year ago.its back & had mri. Doctor said its ok to leave it alone if no bother? Any risk?

No risk to not treat: Baker's cysts are fluid collections that arise between the tendons of the medial head of the gastrocnemius and the semimembranosus muscles. They are associated with arthritis and are benign. The only reason to treat a Baker's cyst is if it causes symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and Ive been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and Ive 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

Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more