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cyst (Baker's) in hip joint?

Posted by pat downs on April 07, 2001 at 12:12:12:

I have been diag. with a group of cysts in my right hip. I have been in much pain for over 5 months given multable x-rays, MRI, CT, and Bone scan. A fractured right hip maybe the cause, they are not sure. Blood work has been ordered to rule out cancer. The for mentiond test came back neg. but the blood work is still raquired. All test are to be repeated in three months. I have been told they are not sure what they are seeing. A mass, cysts, and a biopsy was mentioned. Now the doc wants me to have an injection into my hip for loss of fluid in the right hip.
I must say I'm not very confident with the doc and he has not given me any clear answers except that they are not sure what the problem is.
My question is could it be Baker's cyst in the hip like it occurs in the knee?



Re: cyst (Baker's) in hip joint? (Archive)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 2001 at 13:51:11:

In Reply to: cyst (Baker's) in hip joint? posted by pat downs on April 07, 2001 at 12:12:12:

Hi, Pat.

Certainly the same basic process, that causes a Baker's of the knee, could also happen in the hip. Classically, however, it could not then be CALLED a Baker's.

IF there is a rent in the capsule of the hip joint, the fluid could leak out like it does to form the "pseudocyst" that is the classical Baker's. If the rent is large enough, I supppose it could leak faster than the lining could produce it.

Your docs should be able to figure out WHAT is going on. THEN, perhaps, I could figure out WHY it is going on.

Walt

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