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Does anyone have experience with a Baker’s Cyst? Is it likely to be “fixed” with TKR? I’ve had one for years and it really inhibits my rom. Hoping it goes away with the surgery.
 

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Surgeons don't usually remove Bakers cysts, @Happym . They're in the "tiger country" at the back of the knee that surgeons try to avoid, because large blood vessels and nerves are situated there.

Yours may, or my not, improve after your TKR 0 no guarantees given - but I think you should talk to your surgeon about this.

We do have an article that might help you:
Baker's cysts and other knee bursae
 
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Thanks, I’ll read the article straight away! Appreciate your input.
 

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Mine didn't go away after surgery. I'm not super surprised though, as I have a tendency to swell, plus I had loads of scarring from 7 previous surgeries on that knee. I was told all of that can lead to trouble with fluid moving/flowing back to where it should be. My surgeon isn't too concerned (as of my 6 month checkup last November), but I agree with you---It inhibits my range and changes sizes every week (ha)!!! It all depends on my activity. I keep hoping it decreases for good by the 1-yr mark.
 
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Thanks for sharing your experience. I hope you get some relief as you continue your recovery. Take care.
 

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