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Offline Kimberly 77

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Bakers Cyst treatment
« on: September 03, 2010, 09:34:17 PM »
Hi! I had arthoscopic surgery to clean up my knee cap 4 weeks ago. I am in Physical Theraphy now and my PT noticed I have a Bakers Cyst, she said they usually surgically remove them. Well after just having surgery that is not what I wanted to hear. Then I got on the web and have researched a bit and most sites say they don't always remove them but sometimes drain them. Question is do most need to be removed by surgery or do they most often just drain them?
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Osteoarthritis in left knee.
Medial femoral condyle defect, arthoscopy 8-2-10
Grade 3 defects, patella, medial femoral condyle, tibia scoped1-12-2011
Physical theraphy and awaiting microfrature 2-1-12

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Re: Bakers Cyst treatment
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 09:40:59 PM »
I've never had either done.  When the reason for the Baker Cyst is corrected (a tear for example) normally the body will reabsorb the cyst.  It just took some time.   
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Re: Bakers Cyst treatment
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 05:39:10 PM »
Problem is I have osteoarthritis so there is always going to be some irritation and swelling. I don't feel my surgery was a sucess yet, I still have lots of the same pain I had before surgery and now the pain in the back of my knee and all down my calf. He told me I would not be 100% but should be better. I am not expecting to be completely normal agian but I truely feel this thing in the back of my leg is 50% of my pain I am having and if I could resolve it maybe I would actually be better than before. So I guess I am hoping someone will fix it for me so I can get some relief from some of the pain. Anyone else have experience with draining a cyst?
Right leg amputee.
Osteoarthritis in left knee.
Medial femoral condyle defect, arthoscopy 8-2-10
Grade 3 defects, patella, medial femoral condyle, tibia scoped1-12-2011
Physical theraphy and awaiting microfrature 2-1-12