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A 62-year-old male asked:

felt tear in knee 2 yrs ago and cyst formed behind it.no medical treatment..cyst went but has back now.has reduced a little..do i need medical input?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See ORS: If you felt a 'tear' a while back , developed a popliteal ( baker's) cyst and it has now recurred you more than likely tore your cartilage( meniscus ) in your knee.See your orthopedic doctor for examination and treatment. Cartilage tears generally do not heal and though u r having few symptoms it can accelerate arthritic change in your knee ...
Dr. Richard Perlman
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
Yes: This is likely a baker's cyst." nothing to do with bakers. It was named after the doctor who first described it. Usually comes from some problem within the knee itself, such as a torn cartilage. It is extremely unlikely that it is a true tumor, but you should have your knee checked.

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