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Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery

Posted by
Jerrett Turner on February 02, 2000 at 11:10:08:

My son of 15 yrs. had an ACL surgery and a meniscus repair with the arrow procedure. A bakers cyst appeared following surgery and during rehab. We have treated the cyst with anti-inflammatory drugs and an ointment prescribed by the physcian. All to no avail. The OS had another MRI done to see if there was a foreign object causing this. There was none. I have another visit with the surgeon on the 8th of FEB. What should I ask and what can be done?



Re: Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 03, 2000 at 11:57:18:

In Reply to: Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery posted by Jerrett Turner on February 02, 2000 at 11:10:08:

Hi, Jerrett.

It IS possible that the capsule was nicked during the surgery and that nick created a leak of symovial fluid----which is the exact cause of a Bakers' Cyst.

However, it is also possible that this is just the natural progression of the causes of degeneration of the knee structure that is related to all of these conditions.

Have you read a lot about Baker's in the glossary, archives, search engine, etc.? Until both of you understand what causes this, he will be unlikely to do what it would take to keep stuff like this happening in the future.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Re: Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery

Posted by
Jerrett Turner on February 04, 2000 at 08:28:43:

In Reply to: Re: Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery posted by Walt Stoll on February 03, 2000 at 11:57:18:

Thank you for your reply to my question. I need to know how you determine if the cyst on the back of my sons leg is a Bakers Cyst or degenerative knee syndrome. We had an MRI and the OS hasn't given us an answer. Can he tell by an MRI or is something else needed for a determination. If it is a Bakers Cyst, would he perform the surgery to remove, or is it another specialist of some type? I will be asking these same questions on the 8th, but I like the way you reply. I can make plain sense of it! By the way, how long would it take you to get to Texas?



Re: Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery (Archive under Baker's and philosophy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 05, 2000 at 07:50:22:

In Reply to: Re: Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery posted by Jerrett Turner on February 04, 2000 at 08:28:43:

Hi, Jerrett.

I have a son who is the head of the Manipulative Medicine Department at the Osteopathic Medical School in Fort Worth.
It is a short flight from here to Atlanta and thence to Dallas. However, my license was revoked for telling people about alternatives to conventional medical care.

Physicians all over the country are systematically removed from practice for the same offence. It seems that the monopoly can't stand the competition and that any licensed physician who steps over the line is considered a traitor to the profession. See the article on the homepage about this.

When I took MY Hippocratic Oath, I sincerely believed that this was ALL about the patient and NOT for the benefit of the financial well-being of physicians.

Anyhow, that means that I may not touch another patient or be accused of "practicing medicine without a license". SO, I am reduced to "teaching". After all the word "doctor" MEANS "teacher". I surely did a lot of that while I practiced. Would that more physicians remembered that function.

Since Baker's and degenerative arthritis of the knee joint is part and parcel of each other, I think the distinction is moot. This is why I have an archive for each on this BB.

The only way to KNOW if what he has is a Baker's would be at surgery when the surgeon would identify the rent in the joint capsule where the cyst is coming from.

The degenerative changes in the joint have to be pretty far advanced for any MRI, etc., to detect them. Our instruments are still pretty primitive. Of course, a "scoping" of the knee would permit the physician to directly observe the surfaces & THAT is very accurate.

Scoping is considered knee surgery and extensive rehabilitation is required every time a knee is scoped. Talk to the Team Physician for the Dallas Cowboys. I was a team physician for our local teams for about 20 years.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery (Archive under Baker's and philosophy.)

Posted by
Jerrett Turner on February 07, 2000 at 08:02:23:

In Reply to: Re: Bakers Cyst after ACL surgery (Archive under Baker's and philosophy.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 05, 2000 at 07:50:22:

Thanks for the information. Sorry about the license suspension. Hope you continue to keep being a DOCTOR/TEACHER. This will be a big help to me for tomorrow when I have a visit with our physcian.

Appreciative,

Jerrett Sr.



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