Michael Freeman

Sclerotherapy of Baker's cyst with imaging confirmation of resolution

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  • Department of Forensic Medicine
BACKGROUND: Baker's cysts are commonly encountered in pain management practices. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain if sclerotherapy treatment of a Baker's cyst could produce objectively verifiable MRI imaging changes. DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: A 52-year-old white male with a posterior horn of the medial meniscus tear and a large Baker's cyst who had failed conservative care and drainage was imaged before treatment with sclerosing. Three injections of 12.5% dextrose and anesthetic with sodium morrhuate were injected intraarticular into the right knee after drainage. RESULTS: The Baker's cyst resolved on both postoperative imaging after the completion of care as well as on physical examination. CONCLUSIONS: Prolotherapy in this case study seemed to be an effective treatment for Baker's cyst in this patient.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPain Physician
Volume11
Issue2
Pages (from-to)257-61
Number of pages4
ISSN1533-3159
Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Research areas

  • Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Popliteal Cyst, Sclerotherapy

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