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How can a ganglion of the knee be treated?

How can a ganglion of the knee be treated?

Drain or excision: There are three options for a ganglion about the knee. First, it can be left alone. Second it can be drained in the office. This will not completely remove the cyst but it may be gone but may return. Third it can be removed in the OR. This will remove it for good. ...Read more

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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If a ganglion of the knee is not treated, will there be any after effect?

Don't worry: If you are not symptomatic there will be no long lasting issues to worry about. They are left alone unless bothersome ...Read more

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Can ganglion of the knee leads to knee cancer?

No: ganglions are cystic structures secondary to the motion of a tendon in the tendon sheath. With constant irritation that could develop from localized inflammation a gelatinous material develops in the form of a cyst -- the ganglion, which can be handled by needle drainage and steroid injection. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of my knee that swells and subsides regularly. It appears to be a form of ganglion. What can be done? No pain.

I have a lump on the side of my knee that swells and subsides regularly. It appears to be a form of ganglion. What can be done? No pain.

Cyst: Possible ganglion, although most common in wrist. I would think a synovial cyst more likely. Your best course of action would be to see an orthopedist. ...Read more