On one of the rare not busy days at work a couple weeks ago I headed over to talk with the ortho PA. On exam my medial line was mildly tender and some laxity. Then he noticed the large scar on my knee from last winter's fall. Remember my lovely long run in Mexico..
|Unable to straighten left knee for awhile!|
|Pretty obvious, right?!|
Luckily having connections helps and I was seen by the sports medicine ortho dr on Wednesday and the verdict...No Meniscus injury! My knee is fine minus the cyst which makes no sense since they are usually associated with something. She thinking I got a small tear in the capsule and it is leaking but the knee itself is fine So we discussed options and with the location near the saphenous nerve and the poor outcome of herself and other surgeons in removing these she is reluctant to go this direction. I am too! Next step ultrasound guided drainage which is only done by two specialists (she would trust) in the area, luckily one is at my work and the other is the dr I saw for my hamstring! Drainage is only a temporary fix and will likely need to be done over. If this fails I may be looking at a procedure to block the leak, ugh!
Anyone have experience with a Baker's Cyst? Any other advice?
At least I am able to run and the fear of a big knee injury has been removed. Luckily this was my cutback week so I took it easy and the cyst is slightly smaller. Have a great weekend! Any fun plans? We are planning to see Santa and the community bonfire tonight thanks to unseasonably warm weather!
Linking up with Jill for Fitness Friday