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Medicine For Bakers Cyst
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
Arthritis/inflammati: Baker cyst is a fluid filled process located behind the knee. In adults it is often the consequences of arthritis or inflammed meniscal. It is diagnosed by physical exam as well as doppler ultrasound. It can rupture and cause leg swelling and can present similarly as an episode of phlebitus or as a blood clot. Referral to ortho if no response to nsaids. ...Read more
Size can be relative: As your body size or habitus plays a role and a Baker's cyst can also vary in size. It's location behind the knee can affect its prominence as well. There are definitely much larger Baker's cysts out there! ...Read more
Variable duration: Bakers cyst is an outpatching of the joint capsule of the knee. Any injury within the knee can cause swelling to forces this capsule to expand posteriorly. It will diminish as the inflammatory process or injury resolves. ...Read more
Bakers cyst: I wouldn't recommend. But extremely hard and painful and high recurrence ...Read more
Strengthening: Typically Baker's cyst do not need any treatment. If it is causing pain, anti-inflammatory medication may help. Stretching and strengthening of the muscles surrounding the knee will help. Ultimately, the fluid may need to be drained if causing too much pain. ...Read more
Not intentionally: Sometimes they rupture from activity or trauma and are very painful. A person should not try to do this intentionally. The cyst lies close to major vessels and nerves and would require more force than you could safely impart. In any case, a Baker's cyst is usually caused by a problem in your knee. It will return if the cause isn't addressed. ...Read more
Cyst behind the knee: A baker's cyst is classically a fluid filled cyst behind the knee. The cyst usually communicates with the knee via a small hole in the capsule or via the base of a tear in a meniscus. The knee makes fluid normally, but osteoarthritis or a mensical tear can cause an increase in fluid production, thus increasing pressure. The pathway of least resistance is out the back of the knee where a cyst forms. ...Read more
Related to knee inj:
A bakers cyst is an accumulation of fluid behind the knee
the cyst itself is typically uncomfortable, but may may
related to some internal derangement in the knee.
If the cyst and discomfort remains, consider an orthopedic
exam and possible MRI to evaluate a possible meniscal tear. ...Read more
Well this ” baker cyst” is still there now going on 1 year. It measured 5.5 x 1.3 x 3.3 cm. Now a year later still hurts & feels bigger?
Consult: An orthopedic surgeon soon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: A bakers cyst can easily been seen on an simple ultrasound. Mri will give much more details regarding other structures and possible pathology of the need as well. If necessary the fluid in a bakers cyst can be aspirated with a needle under ultrasound, but there is a recurrence rate to be expected. ...Read more
I have a baker cyst. Docs tell me not to have it removed because it could damage nerves. I'm in lots of pain. Could I have been misdiagnosed and it's something more serious than that.
Baker's cyst: Baker's cysts are typically not painful, but they may indicate other issues going on with the knee joint. These include arthritis, ligament and meniscal injuries. A simple ultrasound can be used to diagnose the cyst but further workup may be needed. Consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Yes: Even though it's behind your knee, baker's cysts can cause pain down to the foot and above the knee at times. However, if the pain persists don't assume it's related to the baker's cyst and get it checked out. ...Read more
Yes it can be: Bakers' cysts are ubiquitus. As people age they become more common because the knee developes more arthritic change and the menisci lose their water content and tear more easily. A meniscus tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and the increased joint fluid your body produces leaks out (to form the popliteal or bakers'cyst).See your ors. Good luck! ...Read more
Any pain?: Take care of intraarticular problem to alleviate swelling. ...Read more
I have pain with my cyst and bakers cyst on my two knees what speacialist deals with these please advise there are hurting me?
Baker's cyst: Baker's cysts are usually treated by an orthopedic surgeon. In some communitiies there may be general surgeons who have had a lot of experience with this type of cyst. ...Read more
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
Swelling behind the knee that is composed of a membrane-lined sac filled with synovial fluid and is associated with certain joint disorders (as arthritis). The baker cyst is named after the British physician who "discovered" it. Generally harmless, it necessitate being removed when bothersome (in essence, ...Read more