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Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

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Dr. James McClurg
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It : It is actually the other way around. A meniscal tear causes the baker's cyst. The collagen fibers of the meniscus are arranged in a parallel arrangement and a tear creates a communication with the capsule and serves as a one way valve to create the cyst.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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