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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics

Question: Ruptured Baker's Cyst

 reallydolly - Sun May 15, 2005 10:03 am

Looking for typical healing times for a ruptured Baker's cyst.

If anyone has experienced this please share any tips on living with it throughout healing time. I am in otherwise good health and physically active (well - not with this going on).

 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon May 16, 2005 7:39 am

User avatar Hi reallydolly,
"Baker's Cyst" If you are referring to a cyst that develops behind the knee, occasionally they may rupture, cause pain, swelling, and bruising on the back of the knee and calf. According to the research I have read, the median resolving time is approximately 20 months. However if there is a questionable nature to the development of this particular cyst other disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis should also be ruled out.

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