On January 8th I was in a clinic for surgery on a Bakers Cyst on my right knee. I have been having problems with it since last April, when in May I went into the clinic and had it surgically removed once. Within 6 weeks the cyst was back.
In the course of the next 6 months I needed to return to the clinic at least once a month to have fluid removed, or it would build up again in the cyst, and then back up into the knee joint, causing pain.
Well, the surgeon, one of the most prominent in orthopedic surgery in Bavaria, one of the best in Bavaria outside Munich actually, is clueless as to the cause, I have had several MRI scans, X-Rays and ultrasounds to try to determine the cause of the fluid being created.
Usually it is tendon, ligament or meniscus damage that causes it. But, the doctor says he sees nothing wrong in any of the imagery, and even in the course of the two surgeries nothing that would tell him why it is happening. He says there is damage from my time as a Paratrooper for the U.S. Army that has caused small fractures or lesions, (not sure which he said right now) which he believes are not the cause, but could well be the reason behind the issue.
After the surgery on January 8th, the cyst returned in three weeks. To as large as it was to begin with.
Now I need to go back in and see the doctor, who says he has one more thing to try, before a full knee replacement.
Thats tomorrow morning, so I am hoping this works.
It is killing me not to be out detecting. I was out last summer three times in August. that was it. After that I was un able to walk on the uneven soil on the fields, as any and every twist or bad bend of the knee caused me pain.
Now I am watching all the people in the GDA facebook group post finds from around the world, and I realize, My knee is killing me. Its stopping me from going out metal detecting… sigh
Oh well, I hope tomorrow I can get some news that will put closure to this knee problem.