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ruptured baker's cyst

Posted by
Charles Patrick on December 07, 2000 at 09:59:48:

I have a baker's cyst behind by right knee that has ruptured.The fluid has obviously gone into my calf.My calf is about 1 & 1/2 inches bigger at this moment, I also have a lot of stiffness in my calf and right at the back of my
knee. Can you please let me know how long it will take for my body to reabsorb the fluid in my calf and some fluid that
is still in my knee.What is the best way to take care of this. To complicate matters I am a professional athlete
with an old MCL tear on the same knee. Do I continue to workout or do I just do nothing till the fluid resolves itself.



Re: ruptured baker's cyst..Charles?

Posted by Annie on December 07, 2000 at 17:39:06:

In Reply to: ruptured baker's cyst posted by Charles Patrick on December 07, 2000 at 09:59:48:

Did you have anypain when it burst, and how did you know that it actually did burst? I wish mine would, it can be a pain sometimes. Thanks, Annie



Re: ruptured baker's cyst (archive)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 09, 2000 at 09:03:35:

In Reply to: ruptured baker's cyst posted by Charles Patrick on December 07, 2000 at 09:59:48:

Hi, Charles.

If you would spend a few hours on the archives about this you would understand the mechanism of this well enough to think about it differently.

Baker's is NOT a true cyst. It is simply the leakage of joint fluid into tissue spaces. When one "ruptures" it is simply making more space for itself.

To protect yourself from the vagaries of this condition and the maldirected current therapy for it by the conventional medical paradigm, you are eventually going to have to understand this better than your docs. Why not now?

Walt



Re: ruptured baker's cyst (archive)

Posted by charles david on December 09, 2000 at 16:03:46:

In Reply to: Re: ruptured baker's cyst (archive) posted by Walt Stoll on December 09, 2000 at 09:03:35:

Dr.Stoll I have already spent hours in the archives I was just
wondering how much time should I give myself for the
fluid that is presently in my calf to reabsorb itself??Am I looking at 10 days, 1 month, 2 months etc. Also I still
have other fluid behing my kneecap, my ultrasound and mri showed and old mcl tear I had 4 years ago. I am going to
have arthroscopy in a couple of days to see if a meniscal tear is causing the fluid to continue producing. Time is of the essence to me.



Re: ruptured baker's cyst..Charles?

Posted by charles david on December 09, 2000 at 16:06:16:

In Reply to: Re: ruptured baker's cyst..Charles? posted by Annie on December 07, 2000 at 17:39:06:

Dear Annie
The reason why I knew it burst is the fluid went into my calf and it was swollen hard swollen and painful.



Re: ruptured baker's cyst (archive)

Posted by
EJ on December 10, 2000 at 13:51:18:

In Reply to: Re: ruptured baker's cyst (archive) posted by charles david on December 09, 2000 at 16:03:46:

this quesion relates to my problem but what is the answer. After four months what can one do? The Bakers Cyst is not avoidable, it exists. What should I do? What shouldn't I do. I am not on home computer because of speed available at this equipment. How do I get answers? Do you send Email with answers? I understand how it is formed and the theory of what caused it. Now is there a non invasive treatment? If not, who do I see for surgery? How likely is the possibility of ending up with damaged nerve resulting in permanent disability? I have done aerobic excercise, walking and other forms of exercise for thirty years. I need to know what my limitations are now and what they will be with or without surgery.



Re: ruptured baker's cyst (archive)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 11, 2000 at 06:44:41:

In Reply to: Re: ruptured baker's cyst (archive) posted by charles david on December 09, 2000 at 16:03:46:

Hi, EJ & David.

The cause of a Baker's is a tear in the joint capsule. So long as that tear is there little will reduce the "cyst" or prevent recurrance. Every surgeon knows this.

Since the cause of tears like this are trauma and the increase in joint fluid pressure due to the "bracing" that so aggravates arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis & fascietitis, until soemthing is done about the bracing another tear will likely occur even if the surgeon finds the first one and repairs it at the time the "cyst" is excised.

There is no way to predict "how long" fluid in the tissue spaces will last since there is no way to know how large the tear is and how fast the joint lining is producing more fluid to leak.

EJ's long history of aerobic exercise is one of the causes of his joint deterioration. Now it is time to do underwater aerobics ONLY!


Hope this helps.

Walt



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