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Posted by
barbara on July 18, 2002 at 01:50:48:

I have been having knee pain for about 8 months. My orthopedic surgeon suspected a torn miniscus and ordered an MRI. However, today after meeting with the Dr., he indicated the MRI did not show anything except a Bakers cyst, which could also indicate a miniscus tear that did not show on the MRI. Is this a common occurance? I am scheduled for surgery next Friday in order to look inside the knee and determine the total problem. From what I have read on your web site, it sounds like he should remove the cyst and repair the tear that caused it. Am I correct and could this cyst alone be causing the knee pain?



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Posted by Walt Stoll on July 19, 2002 at 08:42:13:

In Reply to: bakers cyst posted by barbara on July 18, 2002 at 01:50:48:

Hi, Barbara.

If I had what you have been told, I would delay the surgery until I knew a lot more about the situation. This will take you a few hours of reading the archives but this is NOT an emergency! From what I understand of your presently diagnosed condition--arthritis would be enough to cause a Baker's and not show up on an MRI--I would insist upon the knee joint NOT being opened (which is what causes all the need for Physical Therapy later) but exploration of the neck of the "cyst"--up to the capsule--until the tear is found and repaired.

In the meantime, I would read the archives about arthritis and about Baker's and about bracing and about SR.

Let us know what you learn and how you do.

Underwater exercise classes would do you wonders if done at least 3 times a week.

Start with the glossary for any unfamiliar terms and then go to the home page and archives until you think you understand enough to make a good choice.

Walt

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