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Posted by
Judy Ketchum on February 06, 2001 at 14:58:40:

On January 26, 2001, I had my knee scoped. Everything went well for a few hours. About 6 hours after surgery, I started to bleed. It took 3 trips to the emergency room over a period of 14 hours to stop the bleeding. since then, I have had severe pain in my calf and lower leg. The surgeon refuses to discuss this with me. I finally went to my primary physican who said that I probably had a Baker's cyst because of the blood that seeped into the joint. I am very confused. What should I do?



Re: Baker's cyst

Posted by
Lynne on February 06, 2001 at 17:53:03:

In Reply to: Baker's cyst posted by Judy Ketchum on February 06, 2001 at 14:58:40:

Judy,
Sounds like the surgeon is in law suit avoidance mode. Your experience with arthroscopy is not normal. YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO GO TO THE ER AFTER THE SURGERY. Do a search on it and find some descriptions of the surgery and Baker's cyst on this site and others. That amount of bleeding is quite abnormal. What did the OS say was wrong with your knee after the scope? What did the primary care physician want you to do for treatment? You may need to have a check of your veins to be sure that you do not have a blood clot. If it is a Baker's cyst, it may be one that has ruptured. It will probably not go away by itself. If you can get another opinion from an orthopod, you may need to do it. That surgeon is supposed to follow you up and answer your questions. That is what the fat fee includes - both the pre-surgery visits, surgery and post-op.
Sorry for you problems - hang in there and don't give up!
Lynne



Re: Baker's cyst

Posted by nancy on February 07, 2001 at 22:48:40:

In Reply to: Baker's cyst posted by Judy Ketchum on February 06, 2001 at 14:58:40:

Hi, I had arthroscopic surg. on my right knee a few years ago and now I cannot bend my leg back without experiencing alot of pain and it will just go so far. When I exercise, water aerobics or just stretching classes, I have so much pain, its located just above the calf but below the knee. Xrays in June showed nothing but I did have some therapy and did help for a short time. Now, I can hardly get out of the car and do limp when I overdo. Vioxx and glucosamine does not help, the only thing that does is some Aleve. I dont over do but have so much pain in that area of the back of my leg. Please suggest. thanks alot, N



Re: Baker's cyst (Archive)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 08, 2001 at 13:16:40:

In Reply to: Baker's cyst posted by Judy Ketchum on February 06, 2001 at 14:58:40:

Hi, Judy.

The only reason I can think of as to why your surgeon will not discuss this with you is that he knows that he did something wrong. It is his responsibility ro work with you on this. NO surgeon is supposed to just cut and run!

I would suggest your finding an ethical surgeon to help you-- and doing what is necessary to get YOUR records from the first surgeon before you go to the next. Do not accept his office's assurances that they will send them to the consultant. Get them in your fat little hand (grin) and TAKE them with you for your appointment.

Let us know what you learn. This is a setup for advancing arthritis in that knee in the future.

Walt



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