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Posted by
FRANK on August 28, 2001 at 12:52:48:

I have spent over ten hours reading everything in yr archives about this subject; can you help to explain the following which I never really found evident elsewhere;
swelling of the leg(gastroc/soleus area) has takened 3 weeks to reduce itself, enough to enjoy a weight-tolerant situation(is this symptomatic?).. a hematoma accompanied the rupture causing my foot to go black and blue(is this symptomatic?)Without surgery, how does one stop the leakage of the synovial fluid which puts pressure on all other tissues "down the leg"; is this a never-ending circle? does the body re-absorb the fluids? Will the tear in the sac
(rupture)naturally heal? Your website has been a total educational inspiration for me...how can we help your efforts? you deserve a medal for what the AMA did to you?thank you for being a stand-up guy..you should be commended..Frank



Re: Ruptured Bakers Cyst (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 30, 2001 at 10:22:22:

In Reply to: Ruptured Bakers Cyst posted by FRANK on August 28, 2001 at 12:52:48:

Thanks, Frank.

I will try to respond to your questions in order:

1. The longer the rent leaks, the longer the swelling will last--even forever.

2. Swelling in the area of the knee typically blocks the venous return and that can cause more leakage of blood from the veins (discoloration).

3. The body continuously reabsorbes the fluid that has leaked. The only way that it can stay outside the joint capsule is for it to continue to leak from where it is being produced (inside the joint).

4. If you can eliminate the bracing that is increasing the intra-articular pressure (This will take at least 6 months of effective SR.) you will have a much greater chance of the rent healing without surgery.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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