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Posted by Becky Polomski on November 19, 2000 at 12:28:02:

In Reply to: Bakers Cysts posted by Robert Lachmund on December 10, 1999 at 11:08:49:

:I too have a Baker's Cyst. My cyst stems from a meniscal tear. It was approximately 1 1/2 cm. My surgeon repaired the tear and drained the cyst, he could only aspirate 10cc, however after the six weeks it dramatically shrank. It has been three years since surgery and the cyst is barely detected. I feel this was the proper treatment as removal is risky, due to the nerves in the region. My cyst was the size of my fist before surgery, and after six weeks it was the size of a walnut, today it is small approximately nickel size and soft. Before it was always hard not soft and jelly like. Hope this helps you.
Becky
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I have Osteoarthritis of my left knee and while
: I seem to have it under control I have developed
: a Bakers cyst on the underside of m knee and the
: doctor has tried cortisone shots however after 3
: shots it was apparent that this was not the answer. My Orthepedic doctor then drained the knee proper and gave me a shot of ,I assume of
: a corticosteroid, so far no help. He didn't drain
: the cyst itself and when I asked him why not he said it wouldn't do any good as it would just refill. He also doesn't want to surgeryly remove
: it.
: Has anyone had experiene in successly treating
: a Bakers Cyst? If so how.


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