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    Bakers cyst on back of knee

    I just had my knee scoped 2.5 weeks ago to repair torn meniscus and also was informed I had a Bakers cyst.My ortho man said he didn't do anything to the cyst as they usually dissipate by themselves after the meniscus is repaired.Not true as of yet!Went on a 15 mile road bike ride and when done the damn cyst is a very apparant lump on the back of my knee.Not extremely painfull.More an annoyance than anything.

    Has anyone here had any dealings with Bakers cysts and any input??

    Cortisone shot with future surgery if that doesn't work?
    Thanks
    LS

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    recovering roadie
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    My mom had the same thing and it did go away with some time, don't remember how much. It was like the meniscus tear was 'feeding' the Baker's cyst. Your mileage may vary.

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    Bodhisattva
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    Sometimes they go away with time, sometimes they don't.

    Sometimes surgical removal is successful, sometimes it's not.

    That's why your surgeon was reluctant to mess with it.

    If it continues to bother you then you may have no option other than surgery. But be forewarned that recurrence rate is high. Same can be said for steroid injection.
    Life....the original terminal illness

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