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Swell on back of left knee
Hi doctor, My father left leg has swell on back of knee. last month we visited one hospital they removed some fluid from that swalloen part but again it is accumulated as previous. Can you please help me the right treatment for this.
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Swelling over the back of the knee in an elderly person maybe a Baker's cyst (which is nothing but a swelling filled up with harmless fluid). It will not subside by simply removing the fluid with an injection. If you want to remove it, you will need to get a surgery done. In most cases, it is not very problematic and patients do not do anything about it.
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Please post photos of the swelling for me to be sure that it is indeed Baker's cyst.
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It may be due to osteoarthritis of knee fluid collects in back side in form of cyst
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get ultrasound and xray.it will need surgical removal.
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avoid squatting and stair climbing
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swelling on the back of knee is known as bakers cyst. this occurs as a result of osteoarthritis of the knee. u need to visit an orthopaedic surgeon to confirm your diagnosis and staging of the disease. treatment will be basing on staging of disease.
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avoid squatting , cross leg sitting , use knee brace while walking
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As per your description it’s a bakers cyst ! Considering your fathers age it is likely a result of age related wear and tear called Osteoarthritis of knee ! It’s a very common association so do not be worried
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Get X-rays both knees standing AP lateral and skyline views
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Avoid squatting and sitting cross legged and review with an orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon
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This is suggestive of popliteal cyst   ..Get a xray of knee as it's commonly associated with osteoarthritis & USG of knee to confirm the diagnosis.. consult an orthopedic surgeon
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xray , USG
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This is called Baker cyst .kindly confirm from your doctor
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see a Rheumatologist or orthopaedic surgeon
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