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How can you treat the ganglion cyst of anterior cruciate ligament?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Observe vs excise
Ganglion cysts around or within the cruciate ligaments (acl & pcl) are not uncommon.
The diagnosis can be made via an MRI or at the time of arthroscopy. Depending upon the location and size, the ganglion is deemed to be either incidental or symptomatic and responsible for the pain and perhaps loss of motion that may intermittently occur. Only symptomatic ones are excised/aspirated arthroscopically.

In brief: Observe vs excise
Ganglion cysts around or within the cruciate ligaments (acl & pcl) are not uncommon.
The diagnosis can be made via an MRI or at the time of arthroscopy. Depending upon the location and size, the ganglion is deemed to be either incidental or symptomatic and responsible for the pain and perhaps loss of motion that may intermittently occur. Only symptomatic ones are excised/aspirated arthroscopically.
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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Several options...
Intra-articular cysts associated with the ACL can be treated with a variety of options.
It the finding is incidental and asymptomatic, no treatment is necessary. If symptomatic, medications and physical therapy or an injection can be helpful. If symptoms persist or recur, arthroscopic cyst excision is also an option.

In brief: Several options...
Intra-articular cysts associated with the ACL can be treated with a variety of options.
It the finding is incidental and asymptomatic, no treatment is necessary. If symptomatic, medications and physical therapy or an injection can be helpful. If symptoms persist or recur, arthroscopic cyst excision is also an option.
Dr. Vishal Shah
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Surgery
See an orthopedic surgeon for consultation as this may involve structures of the knee.

In brief: Surgery
See an orthopedic surgeon for consultation as this may involve structures of the knee.
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