Baker's Cyst Archives

Baker's Cyst

[ Baker's Cyst Archive ]
[ Main Archives Page ] [ Glossary/Index ]
[ FAQ ] [ Recommended Books ] [ Bulletin Board ]
   Search this site!
 
        

Baker's Cyst

Posted by
Judy Pew on January 26, 2001 at 11:19:13:

Dr. Stroll,
I am having a MR today possible for a Baker's Cyst I was wondering how what kind of sugery is it. And how long do you have to be off your feet.
Thank you
Judy Pew



Re: Baker's Cyst

Posted by
Lynne on January 26, 2001 at 17:09:56:

In Reply to: Baker's Cyst posted by Judy Pew on January 26, 2001 at 11:19:13:

Hi,
I am not Dr. Stoll but can give you some information. What surgery you have depends on what they find on the MRI. It is possible that you would have arthroscopic surgery to correct the underlying problems that caused the Baker's cyst. If the problem is, for example, a torn meniscus (cartilege on the side of your knee joint) you could be back on your feet within a few days. You may still have the cyst, but the theory is that it will disappear when the other problem is fixed. This is what happened to the one that I had. I was told by the OS that if the cyst did not resolve there would be surgery that means an incision and the recovery would be longer than arthroscopic surgery.
Anyway, you need more information before you know what the recovery will be like.
Good luck!
Lynne



Re: Baker's Cyst (Archive)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 28, 2001 at 10:05:39:

In Reply to: Baker's Cyst posted by Judy Pew on January 26, 2001 at 11:19:13:

Hi, Judy.

Listen to Lynne (Thanks, Lynne!)

This is too individual for anyone but your surgeon to explain. The reason surgeons make so much money is that it is their responsibility to explain this stuff to YOUR satisfaction and not to THEIRS. The word "doctor" MEANS "teacher". Get him to teach. If he will not, you have the wrong surgeon!

See the archives about this problem to prevent the next one.

Walt



[ Baker's Cyst Archive ]
[ Main Archives Page ] [ Glossary/Index ]
[ FAQ ] [ Recommended Books ] [ Bulletin Board ]
   Search this site!