Jon, 71, was advised that the ruptured cyst should heal in a few weeks. He was told to keep the leg elevated and take over the counter anti-inflammatories to reduce the pain and aid the cyst’s absorption back into the body.
“I went from being a fairly active person to being pretty inactive one”
But a week later the pain remained.
“It really happened over such a quick period. I went from being a fairly active person to being pretty inactive one. I struggled to walk the dog. I enjoy gardening and it severely restricted me there, and I couldn’t get to my allotment.”
Jon visited his GP who referred him to Dave Duffy, who quickly identified that the Baker’s cyst had been an indicator of an underlying problem.
“David identified osteoarthritis on the inner part of knee,” explains Jon.
“He explained what had happened to my knee and said it was unlikely the pain would improve without an operation. Because only part of the knee had deteriorated, he told me that a partial knee replacement would be appropriate, and should help get me back where I should be.”