what is Bakers cyst & is dose it always mean surgery?

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I have just come back from my doctor who is sending me to a surgeon. Does being diagonesed with Bakers Cyst always mean surgery? I didn't even have the presence of mind to ask him what it was or what causes it, as I have not knowingly done any damage to it.

-- Brenda Lee King (brenda.king@ns.symatico.ca), February 16, 2005


I am in the same shape. My doctor told me I have torn ligaments in my knee and also have a baker's cyst. Idon't know anything about it either. Don't undergo any surgery until you have researched the topic.

-- Fayester Foulcard (Retseyaf@aol.com), February 20, 2005.

A Baker's Cyst occurs when there is swelling in your knee and the fluid from the swelling sort of gathers in the sac at the back of the knee. From what I understand surgery for it is rather pointless since they will almost always return. They can drain them, but again, they will almost always return.

-- (forgetfulone@mindless.com), February 23, 2005.

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