Hypertonic Dextrose Injection for The Treatment of a Baker's Cyst YD01-YD02
Dr. Ferdi Yavuz,
The Clinic of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, The Fizyocare Medical Center Ankara-Turkey.
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We present extremely rare and interesting case of a Bakers cyst treated with hypertonic dextrose injection. A 54-year-old female patient had a Bakers cyst which was diagnosed by an ultrasonography. After the failure of the two-weekly conservative treatment, we injected hypertonic dextrose (25%) into her right knee joint for the treatment of a Bakers cyst. Two weeks after the injection, the patient reported improvement in posterior knee pain, and an US showed a resolution of the posterior knee cyst. Certainly hypertonic dextrose injection for the treatment of a Baker’s cyst appears to be a reasonable treatment option. Further studies are needed in order to elucidate the efficacy of hypertonic dextrose injection in the treatment of Baker s cysts.