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what is the definition or description of: baker's cyst?

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Dr. John Manzella
46 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Baker behind knee: Swelling behind the knee that is composed of a membrane-lined sac filled with synovial fluid and is associated with certain joint disorders (as arthritis). The baker cyst is named after the british physician who "discovered" them. Generally harmless and necessitate being removed when they are bothersome (in essence, interfering with daily activity).
Answered on Jan 31, 2015

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