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I have a ruptured baker's cyst. I was diagnosed about 3 weeks

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I have a ruptured baker's cyst. I was diagnosed about 3 weeks prior to a total hip. The swelling resolved in about 2 weeks no pain. Following surgery it came back with intense pain and swelling. Now I am wearing a compression stocking. Is this likely to return quickly after 3 mos of compression. My knees have never bothered me although I know they probably do have OA. I just want to be fearful every time I take a step that it will rupture again
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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The recurrence is very unlikely.
You already had this twice and you used compression for good amount of time.
You should be fine.
Baker's cysts forms due to the osteoarthritis of the knee joint.
Please do regular knee stretching exercises.
That will prevent any cyst formation.
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