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Total Knee and Baker's Cyst, can it be scoped?

Posted by Lisa O on December 29, 2000 at 18:07:32:

Thank you for the good information about the baker's cyst. After perusing through the archives, I couldn't find answers to my 4 questions. History: I've had 11 knee surgeries including but not limited to complete recosntruciton for acl, lcl, mcl, post lateral capsule with a lateral release; a tibial osteotomy, a couple of scopes. The last two surgeries 10 and 11 was a total knee replacement, and a manipulation to break scar tissue. It was the first surgery I was unable to get any rom. I didn't have any symptoms of a baker's cyst until two years AFTER the knee replacement. It ruptured. After reading the archives, it may have developed when the Dr. broke the scar tissue or even throught he course of pt. Another one is developing, it's as big as my fist. When the last one ruptured it broke many blood vessels and caused terrible bruising down my leg.
1. Could this result in a blood clot getting lodged in the leg?
2. With a knee replacement, arthritis isn't a concern, but can this leaking and rupturing harm the knee replacement in any way?
3. Can the linig be repaired through a scope? This poor knee has had it with surgury.
4. My ortho. doc. said mostly what you've stated, they just remove it don't look for others etc, etc,. What exactly should I asked an orthopedic to ensure that he or she repairs the one or more tears?
Thanks for the information, your site is great. Many Dr.'s don't like it when I go armed with knowledge and intelligent questions.
Lisa O



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