Question about Knee disordersMy mum has been diagnosed with a bakers cyst. Her knee is now very swollen and she's in a lot of pain. Is this something that an orthopaedic surgeon can help with? She's 77.
A Bakers cyst or popliteal swelling ( swelling in the back of the knee) is generally associated with osteoarthritis of the knee joint. A diffuse swelling of the knee joint may therefore indicate a flare up of an underlying arthritis. However severe pain in the back if the knee with a feeling if burning into the calf may indicate a ruptured Baker's cyst.
It would be worthwhile for your mother to consultant an orthopaedic surgeon & have this investigated further
Orthopaedic surgeon, Orthopaedist
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