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Pain Physician. 2008 Mar-Apr;11(2):257-61.

Sclerotherapy of Baker's cyst with imaging confirmation of resolution.

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  • 1The Centeno-Schultz Clinic Westminster, CO, USA. centenooffice@centenoclinic.com

Abstract

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.

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